Medicines for health clinics and hospitals of Maidan Wardak and Laghman

Medicines for health clinics and hospitals of Maidan Wardak and Laghman

SCA has started supply of medicines to the health clinics and provincial hospitals of Maidan Wardak and Laghman provinces. World Bank and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) contributed funds worth 35 million Afs for the purchase of medicines. [...]


Training for female teachers in Ghazni

SCA has launched a two week training for female teachers of science in Ghazni. 39 female teachers teaching Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects in different schools are attending the training. The aim behind the training is to resolve difficulties in [...]


SCA staff planning for three years for the first time

SCA staff planning for three years for the first time

The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan planning processes for 2015-17 draw to a close with staff reflecting on their hard work and a more inclusive and integrated approach to planning. For the first time, support units were included and contributed their three year plans. [...]


Students receives tetanus vaccination

Students of Learning for Healthy Life (LHL) courses have received tetanus vaccine in Wardak. This year Swedish Committee for Afghanistan is running LHL courses in 30 villages of Chak, Sayed Abaad and capital of Wardak province. “Before we believed that such small amount [...]


Nutrition training for health staff conducted

Nutrition training for health staff conducted

A six day long training conducted by SCA on components of nutrition concluded in Mehterlam field office. The purpose of the training was to build the capacity of health staff about nutrition components including early detection and on time referral and prompt treatment. [...]


Villages with new facilities

Villages with new facilities

Now 4147 families have access to collective purpose facilities in Samangan. SCA completed 16 projects with a total cost of 7193780 Afs in Hazrat Sultan district. Beside construction support, 154 women of villages were trained in different vocations. By completing these [...]


Training for doctors and physiotherapists in Jalalabad

Training for doctors and physiotherapists in Jalalabad

SCA has trained medical doctors and physiotherapists on disability and Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) in the eastern Nangarhar province. The five days training conducted with cooperation of Agency for Assistance and Development of Afghanistan (AADA). The aim of the [...]


Awareness raising on inclusive education conducted

Awareness raising on inclusive education conducted

  Children with disabilities performed Afghan National Anthem in sign language during inauguration of two day workshop on inclusive education in Mazar. Swedish Committee for Afghanistan supported these children in inclusive education and has enrolled them to mainstream [...]


World Physical Therapy Day celebrated by SCA

World Physical Therapy Day celebrated by SCA

“Over the past 13 years Afghanistan made spectacular achievements in health sector, but still there is need for a long-term international assistance”, stated Dr. Hafizullah Safi, Director of Takhar Public Health, when the World Therapy Day was celebrated in Taloqan. SCA [...]


Vocational training project launched in Kunar

Vocational training project launched in Kunar

SCA has initiated a six month economic empowerment project for persons with disabilities in eastern Kunar province. With the implementation of the project, 20 persons with disabilities will be trained in tailoring. SCA has provided funds for the project, while Kunar [...]


Efforts for improved Education in Afghanistan

Efforts for improved Education in Afghanistan

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan recently conducted a ten day teacher educator training on scientific training and practical laboratory experience, in natural science fundamentals (physics, chemistry, and biology). This training was for Science subject educators in [...]


“I was reborn in 2004”

“I was reborn in 2004”

Humaira is one of thousand women who is benefited from support of Swedish Committee for Afghanistan for persons with Disabilities. She has learned sign language, and was trained in tailoring and beautician vocations. “For me, 2004 was my second birth event. When I was [...]


Awareness about advantages of breast feeding

Awareness about advantages of breast feeding

SCA celebrated Breast feeding week in eastern Laghman province. The aim of the celebration was to raise awareness about advantages of breast milk. Public health director Dr. Abdul Latif Qayumi inaugurated the program. Addressing the ceremony, he stated that it is [...]


Awareness raising campaign on economic rights

Awareness raising campaign on economic rights

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan has conducted ten days awareness raising campaign on economic rights, for Village Saving and Loan Association (VSLA) members in Dehdai, Balkh province. The purpose was to raise awareness among VSLA members about their economic rights. [...]


SCA to launch new community health nursing education in Samangan

SCA to launch new community health nursing education in Samangan

  Ministry of Public Health has given SCA the green light to open and begin providing a new Community Health Nursing Education in Aibak, Samangang. Up to 2016, 48 new nurses will be educated by SCA in Samangan. Another health decision at the same time, is that SCA will [...]


Interest of local authorities to SCA schools

Interest of local authorities to SCA schools

  The Director of Provincial Education Department  of Paktika has committed to suggest Ministry of Education for upgrading Swedish Committee for Afghanistan’s (SCA) Noorania Girls Annex School to the status of a formal public school. Noorania Girls Annex is a female [...]


Khaled Ebin Waled girls’ high school handed-over

Khaled Ebin Waled girls’ high school handed-over

SCA handed over the newly constructed Khaled Ebin Waled girls’ high school to the Ministry of Education. The school is located in Nahr Shahi district of Balkh province, and will benefit hundreds of students. SCA carried out construction of eight class rooms, two admin [...]


Provision of mills to persons with disabilities

Provision of mills to persons with disabilities

SCA has handed-over ten flour mills to persons with disabilities and widows in eastern Nangarhar and Laghman provinces. Each flour mill is shared by two persons and will provide a permanent income source for them. Flour mills are installed in Nangarhar and Laghman provinces [...]


Disability is not inability

Disability is not inability

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan is working hard to provide a sustainable life for persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities are not only receiving medical assistance, but they are also being provided with loans and vocational trainings for starting their own [...]


Steps toward Healthiness

Steps toward Healthiness

  Eight-year-old Helal, a resident of Asad Abad Kunar, is physically rehabilitated by the SCA Community Based Rehabilitation program. Now he is able to go to school. Helal who is now learning in second year of school says that he wants to be a teacher in future. [...]


The community trust is increasing for the Maidan Shar Provincial Hospital

The community trust is increasing for the Maidan Shar Provincial Hospital

Each month the board of the provincial hospital in Maidan Shar get together to discuss the patient’s thoughts and reflections of their visit in the hospital. It was concluded that the patients overall are satisfied with their treatment in the hospital. The Maidan Shahr [...]


New supervisor improved health clinic

New supervisor improved health clinic

Supervision of the Sawa clinic has been a challenge for the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan project management team because of the insecure conditions of the area. In order to have a qualified staff and a person with knowledge of the area a qualified supervisor who is the [...]


Athletes with Disabilities T-20 cricket tournament launched

Athletes with Disabilities T-20 cricket tournament launched

The Afghan Cricket Board formally launched the Athletes with Disabilities T-20 Cricket Tournament in Kabul. SCA is financially supporting the tournament, in which players with disabilities are participating from five zones of Afghanistan. Today, the first match was played [...]


Prayer leader recovered from serious injuries

Mullah Wazir Mohammad, a prayer leader in Jalriz district of Maidan Wardak was provided medical aid, after he was moved to the SCA Maidan Shar Provincial Hospital. He was injured in a bomb blast but now he is recovered from serious injuries. Mr. Wazir Mohammad son of [...]


Shaima wants to be a guide for other girls

“I want to spread the message of education, because education is the key of success. In the future I want to help those girls who need my help and support. ” Says Shaima, one of the SCA community Based School Student. Shaima is eleven years old. Four years ago she [...]