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 [...]


New village schools in eastern provinces

New village schools in eastern provinces

SCA has established 17 new village schools in remote areas of Kunar and Nangarhar provinces. The schools are benefiting 418 boys and girls students, who were deprived of education due to the lack of government schools in these areas. Teachers have been recruited for these [...]


Wrong believes causes health problems

Wrong believes causes health problems

Due to the lack of health awareness among the mothers, wrong believes are causing serious health problems to the newly born children which finally leads to their death. SCA is creating awareness and educating mothers to take proper care of their newly-birth children in [...]


Loans to initiate business

Loans to initiate business

SCA is providing loans to persons with disabilities, in order to empower them make their own business. The loans are in general is up to 30,000 Afs and the loan seekers are obliged to repay it. Wahidullah and Mohammad Saeed are among those, who have received loans and are [...]


Renovation work after earthquake started

Renovation work after earthquake started

SCA started the renovation work of the Jalalabad component workshop, which was damaged due to earthquake last year. The Post Code Lottery is funding the project and the renovation work will be completed within two months with a budget of 840, 000 AFS. The component workshop [...]


Braille took Homayoun to university

Braille took Homayoun to university

Homayoun is studying political science and diplomacy at the university in Mazar-i-Sharif . He also works as a co-teacher and a Special Education Resource Person for children with visual impairment at Swedish Committee for Afghanistan’s Community Rehabilitation and [...]


SCA clinic badly destroyed at attack in Laghman

SCA clinic badly destroyed at attack in Laghman

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan condemns strongly the latest incident in Alinghar district in Laghman, when a SCA clinic was badly destroyed by gun- and grenade-fire in a clash between ANSF and an armed opposition group. The damage was collateral, but SCA has previously [...]


SCA provides healthcare facilities on Kabul-Jalalabad highway

SCA provides healthcare facilities on Kabul-Jalalabad highway

Trauma centers established by the SCA on the main Kabul-Jalalabad road is playing a vital role in saving lives by providing treatment to victims of road accidents. Since the establishment more than one thousand severely injured passengers have been treated in these trauma [...]


SCA annual report: provided services to millions

SCA annual report: provided services to millions

“We intend to remain in Afghanistan and continue to believe that solidarity between people can contribute to a peaceful future for Afghanistan. When others slow down, we shift into a higher gear.” Outgoing chairperson of Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA), Ms. [...]


New welfare projects completed

New welfare projects completed

SCA completed 28 community welfare projects in Maidan Wardak province. The projects were carried out under the National Solidarity Program (NSP) and will benefit more than 3600 families. 22 projects were completed in 20 villages in Jalriz district, while 6 projects were [...]


Preparing teachers of Community Based Schools for the future

Preparing teachers of Community Based Schools for the future

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan has taken the first step towards educating Community Based School (CBS) teachers of Dara-e- Suf Payeen district in Samangan. Lack of professional teachers in rural areas of Afghanistan is still a big issue, which affects qualitative [...]


Joint venture agreement to train midwives

Joint venture agreement to train midwives

A Joint Venture Agreement between SCA and Norwegian Afghanistan Committee (NAC) was inaugurated today in the NAC Kabul Central Office. The purpose of this agreement is to continue and expand cooperation between SCA and NAC. In the picture Dr. Kamela of SCA (left) and Dr. [...]


Training for mainstream school teachers in Jalalabad

Training for mainstream school teachers in Jalalabad

SCA conducted a week-long training for mainstream school teachers, in order to increase enrollment of children with disabilities in mainstream schools in three eastern provinces of Nangarhar, Kunar and Laghman. Teachers learned about the Braille and sign languages The [...]


SCA’s donation to Ghazanfar Institute of Health Science

SCA’s donation to Ghazanfar Institute of Health Science

 Swedish Committee for Afghanistan in addition to its capacity building supports to Ghazanfar Institute of Health Science (GIHS) in Faculty Development Program (FDP) from 2012 to end of 2013, has donated equipment to the value of 750,000 Afghani. SCA’s role was [...]


From Model school to Hub school

From Model school to Hub school

The Mashad Girls School in the Kishim district in Badakshan have been supported by Swedish Committee for Afghanistan since 1989. The school serves as a model school and has a library, a laboratory, and over 2,000 students. In the end of 2014, the school will be handed over [...]


Four communities under development

Four communities under development

In the village Anis Abad one can find a little school with very young students. In the Anis Abad School there are four classes in grade one and the school itself is less than one year old. ”Before it took us around one hour to walk to school,” says Nilofar Faeqi, [...]


A school where everyone is family

A school where everyone is family

In the Community Based School Waghar Dara in the Kishim District in Badakshan the students and the teachers see each other as family. Therefore everyone does what they can to contribute to the construction of two new classrooms. When you enter the school in Waghar Dara, one [...]


SCA is empowering women with disabilities

SCA is empowering women with disabilities

Tahera is one of the students in the vocational trainings course run by Swedish Committee for Afghanistan in Mazar city. Tahera is a young woman with has back bone bulge out, and she is committed to help other persons with disabilities. Tahera was found in a survey and she [...]


Peder Jonsson new Chairperson of SCA

Peder Jonsson new Chairperson of SCA

Peder Jonsson is the new Chairperson of Swedish Committee for Afghanistan. Mr. Jonsson was elected unanimously at the SCA annual meeting in Stockholm, Sweden this weekend. Peder Jonsson has been a member of the SCA board since 2010 and deputy chairperson for the past year. [...]