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. [...]


Electricity to many families in Samangan

Electricity to many families in Samangan

Three villages in Samangan, have after implementing several different projects finally received electricity. Now the residents in 439 families have electricity for their daily life and can use tailoring machines, water pumps, electric-mills, and have light during the [...]


Health checkups for improved education

Health checkups for improved education

“To find out if a child needs aid early in their life will help them improve and develop,” says Dr. Qais, health officer at the Ajani Malika Female School in Aibak. Swedish Committee for Afghanistan conduct health checkups in the school to discover hearing or visual [...]


Prostheses give young Afghans hope – II

Prostheses give young Afghans hope – II

One year ago 14 year old Attaullah was on his way to school. He accidently stepped on a mine, lost his left leg and got shrapnel in his right hip. This article is originally written in Swedish and published in the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet 7th of April 2014. It is [...]


“Feels great when I see patients with physical disabilities standing on their own feet”

“Feels great when I see patients with physical disabilities standing on their own feet”

Shahla has been working as orthopedic technician at Swedish Committee for Afghanistan’s orthopedic workshop in Mazar-e- Sharif, since 2001. “I am satisfied, because I am working for persons with physical disabilities, who need our help and support for an improved [...]


Hygiene on the schedule, for an improved life

Hygiene on the schedule, for an improved life

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan has been managing the Learning for Healthy Life courses since 2006 with funding from SIDA. The courses have been held in the provinces Samangan, Wardak and Laghman. The main purpose is to teach women in reproductive age to read and write, [...]


“Education leads to liberty! Now we have a real master’s degree”

“Education leads to liberty! Now we have a real master’s degree”

Saturday the 3rd of May, 23 students from the Teachers Educators Master Program (TEMP) graduated after 16 months of full-time studies. TEMP started in 2011 as a joint attempt to increase the quality of the teachers’ education in Afghanistan. This was the second group to [...]


From Mazar to Ghazni via Jalalabad

From Mazar to Ghazni via Jalalabad

With the first launch held in Kabul in the middle of February, the last launch of the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan’s Strategic Plan 2014-2017, was held in Ghazni in the end of April. During the tour, launches for the strategic plan has been held in 8 of Swedish [...]


Prostheses give young Afghans hope

Prostheses give young Afghans hope

Afghanistan is a difficult country to be disabled in. Disabled children are often hidden away in homes, and a big issue is children born with clubfoot. If they do not get help in time, clubfoot may, in worst case scenario result in amputation. This article is originally [...]


SCA District hospital intruded by security forces, staff and patients abused

A district hospital in Wardak, managed by Swedish Committee of Afghanistan (SCA) has been seriously intruded by Afghan security forces. The forces searched the hospital for suspected armed opposition members and abused and harassed the hospital staff as well as patients. [...]


Will SCA manage to achieve the Strategic Objectives?

Will SCA manage to achieve the Strategic Objectives?

Several launches has been held since February in order to explain Swedish Committee for Afghanistan’s new Strategic Plan for 2014-2017. One of them was in Mazar-e-Sharif and a major question was emphasized by invited guests: Will SCA manage to reach the strategic [...]