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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: Afghans4Tomorrow, Inc. (“A4T”), is an international registered non-profit organization dedicated to the capacity building of Afghan people through its programs in Afghanistan. Our concentration is in improving the capacity of those we serve in our sustainable education, health, vocational training and agriculture programs to become self sufficient and contribute to the economy of their families and country.

Programs: Elementary and secondary education:1) a4t girls home schools (sheik yassin, wardak province), a4t is the first organization providing education for girls in sheik yassin, wardak province. Students come from different villages to attend school in the five home schools which follow the curriculum of the ministry of education. In 2013 a4t provided elementary education to 222 girls students in grades 1 to 8. The school principal and two teachers helped the school in the afternoon. After receiving approval from the local shura (community council), the 9th grade was added in 2014 taught by an elder male teacher from the boys' school, which was the only solution for these girls due to lack of female teachers at that grade level. The principal and two female teachers continue teaching 7th and 8th grades. A council of school principals in wardak province held meetings with the a4t principal, who also comes to kabul twice in a month to discuss improving their schools. A4t planned and monitored a 2-month teacher-training program for five home school teachers in early 2013, when schools are closed for winter. The program, held at 'farda-e-afghanan' school in kabul, was funded by the 'rebuilding afghanistan foundation' nonprofit. The main objective of this program is to build the capacity of teachers. Courses included: improvement on teaching skills and methodology, academic classes, rules and students' personality genesis (personality of children). 2) since a4t transferred, on june 1, 2012, its school in kabul to a new school, the farda-e-afghanan ('tomorrow's afghans') private school, a4t has continued in a supporting role for the poorest of students to supplement tuition payments. Tuition support was provided for 73 poor female students in 2013, who had been part of its earlier accelerated program. This program was funded in the first half of 2013 by a grant from the zakat foundation of america, and from an anonymous donor in the second half of the year. This donor also supported the school's 4th annual science fair. It was held november 3, 2013 and it is one of the best programs at the school. The fair's three winning teams were part of the tuition support program, (and former a4t students). 3) the dudley family grant program (stipend for university and community college students): this program is funded by henry and margy dudley. Since it began in april 2011, 33 qualified afghan women students from different provinces (from very poor families) have received a small stipend for their higher education needs at different private and government schools, community colleges and universities. This will enable them to have better job opportunities. Of the 33 students, 22 have graduated from their programs. Most are supporting themselves working in ngo's, private schools, private hospitals and other companies. A4t was supporting 14 students in this program at the beginning of 2013. Then from august on, a4t supported 11 students, as two of them graduated and one was absent. Funding continues and the program has expanded in 2014.

the abdullah omar health post in shiek yassin, chak district, wardak province:in 2013 a4t provided 6,233 patients of all ages, in 15-25 villages in the district, with checkups, health care information, medical treatment by doctors and medicines. Services included 1,551 vaccinations for women and children and midwife services for women and newborns. Our midwife treated 1,053 patients, in our private midwife facility next to the health post, where 28 babies were delivered during 2013. A small fee is charged for services and medicines, except for the poor who can't pay. Funding of this program in 2013 was from individual donors.

agriculture and vocational training programs: george washington university financed a specialized water/environment advocacy program, using technology and other forums, culminating in personal attendance at the bishkek, tajikistan conference (28th sept to 2nd oct. 2013). The a4t country director and 4 afghan women, selected for their provincial environmental experience, were the first ever representatives from the organization's office in kabul, to attend an international conference. Funding continues and the team will participate in another conference in 2014.

a4t's offices are on the first floor of the same building as the guesthouse, which is on the second floor. This includes the offices of the country director who oversees all a4t programs and the staff working in the building including: director of operations admin /hrmanager, finance manager, guest house manager/logistics manager and a cook, cleaner and guard. The office is used for weekly meetings between the office managers and guesthouse staff, monthly meetings of all the stream managers of the projects, monthly meetings with the advisory committee, for interviewing candidates for staff positions or for one of the projects, for preparing all the forms, paperwork and taxes required by the afghan government of the projects or guesthouse, reviewing project proposals, preparing the annual budget for theorganization and a monthly revenue and expense report for all operations for the board, writing a monthly activity report with photos of all projects and office and guesthouse activities, preparing other financial reports and analysis about projects for large donors of ourprojects, writing grant proposals/applications for funding projects, working with a4t volunteers, storing and preparing supplies for our projects, preparing the tax worksheets with the board treasurer for the irs form 990, conference calls with board members and/or affiliateorganizations we work with, meeting with tour groups and volunteers staying at the guesthouse about a4t programs and needs; solving many challenges facing our organization daily, etc. A4t guesthouse is used by: a4t staff who operate our programs, our organization's board members traveling to kabul to oversee our projects, a4t volunteers, by our staff for teacher training, capacitytraining of staff, capacity training for water project, by academics on a graduate school program, journalists, and by volunteers in humanitarian projects supported by orparallel to our mission. Part of the income helps to support a4t's education and health projects in afghanistan.

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been associated with A4T for ten years and have done some volunteer work. The organization has provided education in Afghanistan for many children including women and girls. They have also provided health care and education in Wardak Province.
A4T is a small organization, with a big heart, that provides many useful services to the Afghan community.

Sincerely,
Gloriann Liu

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have enjoyed volunteering for this wonderful, transparent organization for 14 years. It is important to stay focused on Afghanistan, which has a struggling economy and is slowly growing opportunities for women. A4T is a bright light for youth education and the future.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was a volunteer at the Afghans4tomorrow school in 2011 and 2013. I provided psycho-social support to the faculty and students. The NGO, Afghans4tomorrow, provided me the opportunity to travel to Afghanistan and to learn about Afghan culture and customs. I am still corresponding with a student that I met in 2011, who is now attending Kabul University. Although I have traveled with other NGO's during my yearly trips to Afghanistan, I will always have a special place in my heart for A4T. I am now a volunteer online ESL tutor to several Afghan students. I am a mentor to 20 Afghan students as well. Thank you A4T for giving me the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of so many wonderful Afghan students.

4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

A4T is a really fantastic organization! The work they are doing with women & girls is extraordinarily important - so often, this is a neglected population in so many places and A4T has really addressed this space in Afghanistan. Keep up the amazing work!

4

Board Member

Rating: 5

Afghans4Tomorrow is a great non-profit helping afghan people in Afghanistan. Their work is making a great difference in the lives of people in this country. The donations are going directly to the needs and toward wonderful project such as preparation for the University entrance grad examination which is increasing the chances of girls to have a better future by having access to higher education. I rate it a 5

5

Donor

Rating: 5

A4T is a great organization! The work they are doing with women & girls is extraordinarily important and empowering. Keep it going!

4

Board Member

Rating: 5

I made the effort to join the afghans4tomorrow board after seeing first-hand the incredible work they were doing and the unwavering dedication of the staff. Being a smaller organization, and working on projects only within Afghanistan, has allowed A4T to tailor its operations to the social, cultural, and practical circumstances of the country, and the unique challenges faced by its people. By working directly with members of the community to address some of their most pressing needs, A4T's projects have an immediate and profound impact on their lives.

5 Kathy245

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A4T is an amazing nonprofit. It allows hands-on experience working directly with the wonderful folks in Afghanistan through Skype and in-country volunteer opportunities. The organization is truly Afghans 4 Afghans, making decisions and deciding on projects that work best for them. I've been privileged to volunteer with A4T since 2009, with two trips to Afghanistan and continue as volunteer bookkeeper in the US. I especially enjoyed working with the Higher Education Project university students (teach the teacher in ESL) and continue to correspond with "my students" via FaceBook.

5

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with A4T for a little over a year and have been very impressed by how much they can do for so many with so little. A lot of this is due to a large and dedicated pool of volunteers. The staff is responsive and pro-active, and the board has been very attuned to the need to seek out new sources of funding since U.S. government involvement has been decreasing over the past few years. The projects A4T focuses on could not be more important, especially healthcare in impoverished areas and educating the next generation of women leaders in Afghanistan. Great work!!

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A4T is a small, impactful organization working in health/education/agriculture. I volunteered with them a few years ago and was impressed by how much work they do given the budgets they work with and how well thought out their projects were. Their staff in Kabul were extremely motivated and helpful and supported me throughout the time I spent in Kabul working with a local school. The Board has a good range of experience across the sectors they work in and the management and oversight of their work seemed to be very professional