A myriad of activities defeating disability

A myriad of activities defeating disability

From the outside it does not look to be anything special. An ordinary street in Taloqan. A sign that tells you that SCA has activities on the other side of the wall. But when you step through the door you discover a large courtyard, with flowers and green, and a number of [...]


“More Women on Facebook Week”

  “We support women’s involvement in Afghanistan’s development processes,” says Humaira Ghani, SCA Senior Information Officer. Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) believes in providing space for women’s representation that more and more women/girls are [...]


Lack of midwives causes more death than terrorism, in Afghanistan

Lack of midwives causes more death than terrorism, in Afghanistan

  “More Afghan women are died due to not having access to health facilities during pregnancy and delivery than terrorism. The rate of civilian causalities in terrorist attacks are more than 3000 death that 298 are women. While the rate of maternal mortality in a year [...]


Learning should be fun

Learning should be fun

  “I would request those who are working in the field of education specially, teachers to strive and support education, so that we can tackle challenges successfully,” says Muqadas, a Community Based School (CBS) teacher in Badakhshan. Muqadas with her child [...]


Let’s keep our breaths fresh

Let’s keep our breaths fresh

On the occasion of solar New Year which is also known as the first day of spring season, Swedish committee for Afghanistan conducted Planting Event for its staff in Kabul Management Office. During the event 24 trees were planted inside SCA office. The event was aiming to [...]


MoPH minister inaugurated new building for pediatric ward of Mehtarlam hospital

MoPH minister inaugurated new building for pediatric ward of Mehtarlam hospital

  Swedish Committee for Afghanistan built a second floor of the pediatric ward of Mehtarlam Provincial Hospital’s building to provide more facilities for hospitalized children and their parents. This project was implemented with more than 3,000 000 Afs by Post code [...]


Made it Happen!! Celebrating International Women’s Day

Made it Happen!!  Celebrating International Women’s Day

  This year’s theme for the International Women’s Day was “Make it happen” and SCA team collectively “Made it happen” through the celebration organized on March 10th.  Every year the celebration moves a step further in creativity and ideas to encompass [...]


Community people audit SCA partners’ projects

Community people audit SCA partners’ projects

  On the completion of projects in 2014, five Disabled People Organization (DPO), Swedish Committee for Afghanistan’s (SCA) partners initiated social audit events in Mazar, Jozjan and Samangan provinces, to give a transparent report on their activities and financial [...]


Persons with disabilities to initiate self-employment

Persons with disabilities to initiate self-employment

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan trained 121 persons with disabilities including 50 females in several vocational courses in Ghazni, Logar and Maidan Wardak provinces. Funded by the SCA with nearly seven million Afs, the vocational courses included tailoring, carpentry and [...]


Mazary “My goal is to save lives of mothers,”

Mazary “My goal is to save lives of mothers,”

Miss Mazary Haqyaar, 20, a midwife in Hazrat Sultan Comprehensive Health Center (CHC) was very happy as she was holding the newly-born baby in her arms. This was 17th out of the 19th delivery that was successfully carried -out by her. The rest two delivery cases, she was [...]


Selection of candidates for midwifery and nursing education in Samangan

Selection of candidates for midwifery and nursing education in Samangan

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan has finalized the selection process of candidates for the upcoming training of the Community Health Nursing Education (CHNE) and Community Midwifery Education (CME) in the northern Samangan province. A number of 24 females will be educated [...]


SCA to empower rural communities

SCA to empower rural communities

To empower rural communities in making a secure means of living that provides resilience against shocks and emergencies, Swedish Committee for Afghanistan has conducted soft skills and vocational trainings for members of Village Saving and Loan Associations (VSLA) in [...]


People of Samangan got access to more facilities

People of Samangan got access to more facilities

Through compilation of 14 infrastructure and capacity building projects, 2355 families around 16484 beneficiaries 9126 male, 7358 females and 188 persons with disabilities accessed to collective purpose facilities in Samangan. Swedish Committee for Afghanistan spent a total [...]


Self-employment opportunities for persons with disabilities

Self-employment opportunities for persons with disabilities

The Bag making project launched by the SCA in the central-eastern Ghazni province has provided self-employment opportunities for the persons with disabilities. Upon completion of the project, eight persons with disabilities including four female are producing school and [...]


Bashardost “I convey the voice of persons with disabilities”

Bashardost “I convey the voice of persons with disabilities”

Mr. Fazal Ghani Bashardost, SCA inclusive education resource person, with visual impairment, is voluntarily running a special program for persons with disabilities, through radio Killid in eastern Nangarhar province. He is 40 and is also perusing his higher education in the [...]


New facilities in Mehterlam Provincial hospital

New facilities in Mehterlam Provincial hospital

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan built second floor for children section of Mehtarlam Provincial Hospital’s building to provide more facilities for hospitalized children and their parents.    Number of beds are increased from 40 to 70. Now children are treated in a [...]


“We performed our responsibilities as community volunteers. What about you?”

“We performed our responsibilities as community volunteers. What about you?”

  This question was asked by present community volunteers of Swedish Committee for Afghanistan from participants of International volunteers’ day, celebrated by Rehabilitation of Afghans with Disabilities Program of Swedish Committee for Afghanistan in Balkh, Jawzjan [...]


SCA initiates National physical Rehabilitation workshop

SCA initiates National physical Rehabilitation workshop

  For the first time, Swedish Committee for Afghanistan jointly with Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) organized National workshop on Physical Rehabilitation, in Kabul. The workshop was used as a platform for advocacy to compel MoPH in operating physical rehabilitation [...]


Malika talks about her experience

Malika talks about her experience

“My happiness became double, when I gave a normal delivery to a woman, who had twins in her womb,” says Malik the midwife of Onkhi in Sayed Abad district of Wardak.   Malika is 38 years old. She is graduated from Community Midwifery School of Swedish Committee for [...]


New opportunities for people of Sholgara and Dara-e- Sof -e- Payeen

New opportunities for people of Sholgara and Dara-e- Sof -e- Payeen

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan will spend an amount of approximately 189 million Afghani to improve Community Governance and Rural Livelihood in 80 Village Saving and Loans Associations (VSLAs) and two District Governor Offices of Sholgara district of Balkh and Dara -e- [...]


Completion of vocational trainings in eastern and northern provinces

Completion of vocational trainings in eastern and northern provinces

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA) conducted graduation ceremonies on successful completion of Vocational Group Trainings for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs), in Balkh, Jowzjan and Samangan provinces in the north, and Nangarhar, Kunar and Laghman provinces in the [...]


In-country exposure visit for education officials

In-country exposure visit for education officials

SCA arranged a five day in-country exposure visit of the 15 officials including three females of provincial education departments of five Northern provinces to the western Herat province. The visit was facilitated by the Bahar-e-Andisha an Afghan local consultancy and [...]


Celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan celebrated the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Nangarhar, Takhar, Balkh, Samangan, Ghazni and Jowzjan provinces. Participants asked the government to remove the barriers for persons with disabilities and pay attention to [...]


SCA teacher killed in Paktika attack

A community based school teacher of SCA was one of the victims at the suicide attack in Paktika against a volleyball tournament on Sunday the 23rd of November. Due to serious injuries, the SCA teacher Mohammad Khan at GPO died on Wednesday the 26th. Mr. Khan was a teacher [...]


Twining of Afghan and Swedish midwives association

Twining of Afghan and Swedish midwives association

A three day meeting aiming to twin the Afghan midwives association and Swedish association of midwives organized by the SCA started in Kabul on Tuesday, 25th of November. The meeting will remain continue till Thursday, which will also discuss professional exchange and [...]