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 [...]


SCA provided office equipment to Wardak and Samangan provinces

SCA provided office equipment to Wardak and Samangan provinces

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan handed over office equipment to the province of Wardak and Samangan in order to support the Health Departments of the provinces.  The equipment consisted of computers, printers, photo copier and office furniture. SCA has previously [...]


Inclusive education training for teachers conducted

Inclusive education training for teachers conducted

A one-week training was conducted by the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan’s program for schoolteachers, to enrol children with disabilities in mainstream schools in Nangarhar, Laghman and Kunar Provinces. The purpose of the training was to enhance the capacity of [...]


The village that takes a new road

The village that takes a new road

The village of Alikhil is on a new road towards the future. Thanks to a SCA project, the women of the village will receive tailoring training and the village men are building a road that will connect the village to the outside world. The vocational training for the women of [...]


Midwife students in Aibak reaching the finish line

Midwife students in Aibak reaching the finish line

Just half a year of study remains for the midwife students in Aibak, Samangan who are enrolled in the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan’s Community Midwifery Education programme there. The students and are now looking forward to going back to their districts in order [...]


Dawlatabad village got the power

Dawlatabad village got the power

Dark times are soon over for Dawlatabad village in Samangan province. In April power will be connected to the village and 465 families will finally benefit from electricity. The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan finalized the project by providing the final funding of 2.5 [...]


SCA handed-over midwifery school

SCA handed-over midwifery school

SCA has handed over the midwifery education in Sar-e-Pul to Bakhtar Development Network (BDN), a local Non-Governmental Organization in northern Sar-e-Pul province. Swedish Committee for Afghanistan was running the midwifery school under the Community Midwifery Education [...]


SCA ambulance attacked in Laghman

SCA ambulance attacked in Laghman

An SCA ambulance came under attack on the elections day, the 5th of April in Laghman province. No people in the ambulance were injured, though a single bullet struck the ambulance. Also during the election period, a SCA Basic Health Center in Alingar district which was [...]


Computer training for the future

Computer training for the future

The room is still unpainted and has the smell of wet plaster, since the building is still under construction. It is crowded and 20 girls have to share 13 computers. But it is clear; the motivation among the girls is very high. “Since I’ve learned how to work on [...]


New school when students came back from holiday

New school when students came back from holiday

When the girls in Nar-i-Shahi district, near Mazar-i-Sharif came back from the winter holiday, a brand new school building was waiting for them. “We are very happy,” says one of the students, Hamasa 13 years old. “The new school is so beautiful. Now we no longer have [...]


Persons with disabilities demands facilitation in the polling process

Persons with disabilities demands facilitation in the polling process

Representatives of persons with disabilities have demanded the independent election commission to provide necessary facilities for the people with disabilities in the polling stations and make the polling stations accessible. They also asked the presidential runners to [...]


Veiled studies with an uncertain future

Veiled studies with an uncertain future

–When I went to the clinic in my village most of the personnel was male. That is why I want to be a nurse, so I can care for the female patients says Sadia who is going to graduate from the nurse school in Mehtarlam this year. This article is originally written in Swedish [...]


Commitment for equality on International Women’s day

Commitment for equality on International Women’s day

What is your commitment for change? That question was this year’s theme for the international women’s Day in the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan’s offices. For the 8th of March the Human Rights and Gender Unit at SCA had prepared activities that promotes discussion [...]


Rahila Nawabi sees a positive change

Rahila Nawabi sees a positive change

–There is a higher quality on the education today. Earlier, the focus was on the numbers of schools that were built and how many students that started school. What was forgotten was the number of students that continued their education in a functioning school. Today this [...]


SCA provides development support to the Laghman Public Health Directorate

SCA provides development support to the Laghman Public Health Directorate

Swedish Committee for Afghanistan handed-over modern computerized equipment to the provincial Directorate of Public Health (DoPH) in the Laghman province connected to the institutional support for the provincial authorities. The institutional development support by SCA is [...]


Vocational training for a future business

Vocational training for a future business

Muhammad Gul and Noor Muhammad are planning to start their own business after participating in the vocational training held by the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan in Jalalabad. Both are looking forward to a more secure life with a profession and an income. When we meet [...]


Attack killed three at SCA-clinic

On Saturday, militants attacked Afghan Police personnel at a clinic run by Swedish Committee for Afghanistan, in the Alingar district in the Laghman province. The clash at the health clinic in Qalatak resulted in three killed and four wounded. The militants was, according [...]


Parween – the first female announcer on Samangan TV

Parween – the first female announcer on Samangan TV

Mrs. Bebe Ziba Parween was born with a hearing impairment and raised in a poor family in the Samangan Province. Today Parween is a teacher and a sign language news announcer at the Samangan National TV. Until 1999 Parween rarely left the house and the family had no hope for [...]


New Country Director for Swedish Committee for Afghanistan in Kabul

Mr. Dimitrije Todorovic will today enter the position as a Country Director at the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan´s (SCA) office in Kabul, Afghanistan. SCA is the largest Swedish NGO in Afghanistan and has been working in the country for 32 years. Today, the [...]


Launch of SCA’s new Strategic Plan for 2014-2017

Launch of SCA’s new Strategic Plan for 2014-2017

Afghanistan is changing and so is the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan. During the month of February, SCA’s Strategic Plan for 2014-2017 will be launched in different provinces where SCA is working. Ministers, ambassadors, experts in the area and different media was [...]


Polio does not stop Haji Mohammad

Polio does not stop Haji Mohammad

Haji Mohammad is a nine year old child who happily attends school along with other children in second class. He was suffering from polio but after getting assistance from the programme Rehabilitation of Afghans with Disabilities in Taloqan, he now has the ability to walk, [...]


Deputy Education Minister hails SCA activities

Deputy Education Minister hails SCA activities

“SCA will establish a Braille Canter to counter the problems faced in printing of Braille books for the visually impaired students. The center will be set up in Kabul and will be technically and financially supported by the SCA,” stated Mr. Mohammad Asif Nang, deputy [...]


Thousands of people benefited from SCA civil society projects

Thousands of people benefited from SCA civil society projects

SCA has funded six projects under the Civil Society Development Fund (CSDF) in different provinces of Afghanistan in 2013. These projects included carpet weaving, multi-media training, provision of flour machines, eye screening. Awareness about women rights and radio [...]


Guidelines for vocational training and employment opportunities developed

Guidelines for vocational training and employment opportunities developed

SCA has completed guidelines to ensure better opportunities for persons with disabilities to take part of their own development and economic well-being. The “Guidelines for Integrating Persons with Disabilities in mainstream vocational training and employment [...]