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 [...]


Do not forget Afghanistan!

SCA is participating in the international campaign: Do not forget Afghanistan! Do not forget Afghanistan! is the campaign and call from ACBAR in cooperation with 128 member organizations prior to the summit in London 4th of December. There, the large donor countries will be [...]


More midwifes graduated in Samangan

More midwifes graduated in Samangan

In a graduation Ceremony Swedish Committee for Afghanistan certified 21 new midwifes on successful completion of two years midwifery education in Samangan. New midwifes were swearing the oath of loyalty to the midwifery profession and providing qualitative and equal [...]


Landslide destroyed SCA school in Worsaj

Landslide destroyed SCA school in Worsaj

A natural disaster has destroyed the Khadijatul Kubra School in Worsaj Valley in Takhar Province. It was very heavy rain that destabilized the mountainside, causing rocks to move. Fortunately it occurred at night when no one was in the school. Damages were only material and [...]


Special and Inclusive Education Seminars in different provinces of Afghanistan

Special and Inclusive Education Seminars in different provinces of Afghanistan

A two days long special and inclusive education seminar was held by SCA in the eastern Kunar, Laghman, Jalalabad and northern Jowzjan provinces. The aim of these seminars was to discuss the challenges associated with special and inclusive education, improving learning [...]


Community midwifery education inaugurated in Laghman

Community midwifery education inaugurated in Laghman

SCA has started a two years community midwifery education program in eastern Laghman province. 25 females have enrolled in the midwifery education which is funded by the Swedish International Corporation Agency (SIDA) through SCA. The Norwegian Afghanistan Committee is [...]


23 Nurses to deliver healthcare services to the community

23 Nurses to deliver healthcare services to the community

In a graduation ceremony at nursing school in eastern Laghman province, 23 female students received degrees for successfully completing the two years community health nursing education. The education was funded by the Swedish International Corporation Agency (SIDA) and it [...]


“Society must be more accessible for visually impaired persons”

“Society must be more accessible for visually impaired persons”

  White Cane Safety Day was celebrated in Taloqan by Swedish Committee for Afghanistan and Human Rights Commission At the celebration, the government was asked to make the society accessible for visually impaired persons.   “White cane helps visually impaired [...]


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. [...]