Af­fil­i­ated char­ity

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Set up in 2002 by Dr Sarah Fane OBE, Afghan Con­nec­tion (AC) is work­ing with some of the most dis­ad­van­taged com­mu­ni­ties in Afghanistan, lis­ten­ing to their needs and through its projects, pro­vid­ing the build­ing blocks for sta­bil­ity and peace. AC has funded 43 school con­struc­tions across Afghanistan for over 50,000 chil­dren, many of whom have il­lit­er­ate par­ents. AC also runs cricket projects, us­ing cricket to pro­mote peace through sport. Since 2011, AC’S ed­u­ca­tional model has fo­cused sup­port on the re­mote Takhar Prov­ince in North East Afghanistan. Here the char­ity has built 12 schools for over 7000 chil­dren; pro­vided com­mu­nity based classes for 1800 chil­dren who would oth­er­wise have no ac­cess to ed­u­ca­tion; of­fered train­ing cour­ses to 800 teach­ers and sup­ported the district ed­u­ca­tion de­part­ments to help sus­tain the projects in the long term. In an area where barely a sin­gle adult woman can read or write, now al­most ev­ery girl and boy at­tends school. For more in­for­ma­tion, please visit www.afghan­con­nec­

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