Solace for the Children is a quality organization from top to bottom. They facilitated the rescue of a child I cared for in Afghanistan during my military tour that would almost certainly have perished. Their efforts have changed lives in so many wonderful ways. For each donor they provide significant feedback and wonderful updates on the cases they select for receipt of donation if they are directed. Cannot say enough about their work.
Hello all. I am Sherzad I just want to say that I love solace for the children alot. It helped me to go to america for me treatment and now it sends me to school to get good education.Thank you solace.
Thanks to Solace for the children which helped me and is helping Afghan kids. A special thanks to Peace House Academy for helping me in my studies. I love to be with Solace because Solace for the children helped me alot and I want to help Solace as much as I can.
Solace is a great program to help the children in Afghanistan. I though that I will never get my life back but I was wrong because Solace helped me to go to USA to get healthy again and it gave me my life back. I am so happy from Solace. I learned alots of things about helping others and I learned about my life. Thank you so much solace for the children, Patsy, Omar and Sajid for helping Afghanistan.
I am Fahima and I am one of the children at Peace House Academy. Solace helped me to come to kabul from a very far province of Afghanistan to study here and to continue to my education. I study English and going to school. I also want to thank solace for sending me to the states after getting injured in a suicide attack. I believe now that I will have a very bright future.
I am ajeebullah one of the students at Peace house academy of Solace for the children. Thanks to Solace for the children which helped to go to USA for my treatment and then after when I came back to Afghanistan they brought me to peace house to go to school. In peace house i am learning alot of things about many things.
I am Zubaida Tahiri from Afghanistan. I have heard a lot about the activities of SOLACE and always see the posts that is shared in social media. I appreciate their support for kids in Afghanistan.
My husband and I started the Solace LA branch and feel like we are helping to make change in the world one child at a time. When the news is reporting on all of the crisis in the middle east and I start to feel overwhelmed I think of the children we have brought here and how their whole world view has been changed. They know us and our love for them and I can only believe that it will make a lasting impact on our world. I'm grateful for all the Solace does to help those who cannot help themselves. It has blessed us, our children and all who have been involved in Solace!
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My decision to volunteer at the Solace for the Children is the most wonderful experience I’ve ever met with in my life. I have chosen Solace for volunteering because I believe that helping the children would be a great opportunity that can give people the capability to think broad about feelings of those people who suffer from illnesses or some serious sicknesses. This experience has been wonderful. I think that people who have the ability to help should help. Thinking about these kids conditions and sometimes they made me feel that I even forgot that they were sick with all the funny things they do every day.
Volunteering at the Solace means the world to me. Honestly I was really happy working at Solace; my duty was to fill the forms of applicants. These kids need all the help they can get. So by writing this experience, I would encourage you all to try to start volunteering at Solace. It will change you in so many ways. This was an amazing experience! And a big thank to the entire team of Solace!!
In a world of billions, progress is made in small steps, helping one child at a time in the case of Solace for the Children. Over the years, that has amounted to hundreds of children whose lives would be much worse - or even over - without the help and medical intervention of Solace. The mission of peace through health care is noble, and the lasting effects may never be known in my lifetime, but this international effort has to be making a difference. It would be even greater if the numbers could be magnified through increased donations. Solace would not exist without the dedication of a small group of people led by Patsy Wilson and her vision. Everyone can make a difference, and Solace is proof. The pictures of the successful medical procedures and the smiling faces of the children say it all.
In Aug 2012, I started to be a volunteer for solace for the children. My main responsibility was to work with children and help them with physical therapy in Afghanistan office. However, it wasn’t the only thing that I was doing. I also helped to fill application for new patients. Actually, this was one of my favorite parts, because I would see the patients, talk to them and see their families. The hope inside parent’s heart was incredible. The innocent smile on children’s face was pure. I learned how to be hopeful, respect, love, and help people.
In 2013, I got the chance to travel to the USA and bring some of those children with me. I stayed with them in hospital, talked to them, and was the one they could trust. My experience in Solace is one of my favorite chapters of my life. Every single step that I took for those children, reflected in my life. Those children, families, and love inspired me.
We are a current host family that has been hosting a child for 5 months. Typically children only stay a few weeks in the summer, but a few children, like our host daughter, come for extended care. Our family has 4 children, and one of my daughters uses a wheelchair. My daughter plays wheelchair basketball, which is how we met our host daughter the first time she came to America through Solace. When we found out she was coming back, we applied to be her new host family. Over the past 5 months we have learned so much from each other! My children's world has been broadened. Besides just learning about and connecting with another culture, they have developed a genuine sibling relationship with our host daughter. Instead of having an awkward "visitor" experience, the kids integrated her right in- which was probably a good thing, since sometimes children with disabilities get treated differently, whether it is in a good or bad way, by other people. Our host daughter has been encouraged by having a "sibling" with a disability, and they have been able to do lots of things together. My other kids are used to living with someone in a wheelchair, so they automatically adapt what they are doing to modify activities. Our house is completely accessible, so she has been able to work on daily life skills, and problem solve for how to adapt to her environment when she gets home. My kids have learned a little Farsi, and you can often hear them singing to a CD of songs in Farsi that we found for our host daughter. I homeschool, so despite the fact that the children on medical visas aren't able to attend school, we have all been able to work together on schoolwork anyway. I truly believe that people have to know how much you care before they care how much you know. If we are trying to help children and their families learn how to care for and manage their health conditions, they have to understand that we care about *them* more than we care about the strict imparting of knowledge. You can see this in the families that host, and also in the volunteer staff at Solace. To accomplish as much as they do, it is amazing what percentage of the work is done on a solely volunteer basis. If you donate to Solace, you know your money is not padding the pockets of a big CEO, it is really being used to help children.
Hello Everyone! I am Assila Afsharzada a former volunteer at Solace in Kabul, Afghanistan. Working with such an organization was a privilege for me. I experienced life-changing events with Solace Children. Seeing all those kids’ smiles and happiness made my days. All of them were a blessing for me. I hope anyone who is able to help this organization in any way do her/his best to give a hand. Those innocent children, who are born disabled or get injured during bombings, must not suffer from an illness that is curable. I believe these kids’ health and education are essential for a better Afghanistan.
Working as a volunteer at Solace was an opportunity in a difficult time. I was experiencing severe anxiety at the time, which I thought was the worst condition a person might face. Working at solace was the best treatment I could get.
Within few first days working at Kabul office we received the children who were returning from the summer program. Seeing them, I could never imagine they had any problems before. Even their families were stunned. I eventually learned that some of those children had suffered from severe health problems. I would never guess how bad their situations were while talking to them. Their hearts were full of hope and joy and they were passionate to share it.
Spending one year I realized how Solace changes the lives of such children and brings back joy to their families. Working at Solace made me confident to help and taught me to enjoy it. I believe many others who have been involved at solace feel the same and the collection of this feeling is strong enough to change the world.
This is Alireza Waheedi. I am really blessed being part of Solace. In 2013, I began working with Solace as a volunteer. Shortly after, I had the opportunity to work as Administration and Finance Officer. Thereby, I got more involved with the incredible job Solace was doing for the needy children and their families. I was witness of the transformation of fearful and desperate eyes into hopeful and grateful eyes. It was very difficult for me to see parents, whom their beloved ones were suffering from hard diseases and they were unable to do something for them, either because of poverty or lack of medical equipments. I have heard many of these families, telling me their only hope is Solace with God’s grace. Although I live in Germany now I love to continue my contribution with Solace. Anyone who reads this, be aware that Solace incredible work is needed in Afghanistan, both in the area of education and health and of course their contribution to peace building. Solace brings hopes and change lives.
I have been volunteering with Solace for the Children for over 15 years. The experience brings me so much joy and a sense of gratitude in my life. Because I photograph these children, sometimes more than once, I see the remarkable effects of health and love provided to them! Bridges are built between tribes, between girls and boys, never to be forgotten memories are created, giving these children hope for their future and the future of their country.
Hello Everyone!! My experience at the Solace for the children, I really enjoyed volunteering at this organization. I started working here since January 2014. My duty as a volunteer was to teach children. The children were always very happy and motivated to learn new things. They are really happy when some volunteers are around, they really enjoyed their presence.
Amazing volunteering experience at Solace! My time at the Peace House was rewarding one. It allowed me to integrate into the culture of helping rather than to be a spectator. Children were great! There are absolute bundles of joy and energy. My day to day routine consisted getting the children ready for learning computer skills. Thank you to entire Solace volunteering team and other related people for their kindness and great hospitality. This was a great experience. I would certainly recommend people to join Solace for affordable volunteering program in Afghanistan for life changing experiments.
This is Fardin Pouya, a former Volunteer and Peace Ambassador in Solace for the Children in Kabul in 2013. In my review, I would like to quote an old email that I had sent to my fellow Volunteers on 18/06.2013. I believe that children are not the only direct beneficiaries of the program; likewise, the program offers life changing experiences for those who take part in assisting the great mission of Solace for the children.
Let me express myself through a couple of words and share my true feelings as a member of the great family of Solace. For me, Solace has been the beginning of a new journey to the world of my within and to the land of children who are the wealthiest of all! They donate you with beautiful smiles and remind you that this life is a good opportunity to go beyond yourself and see the others next to you.
Nowadays, I am experiencing the best moments of my life among committed Peace Ambassadors and children whose daily growth inspires me to put more efforts to help them.
The Solace family rewards everyone with something valuable. Children recover and gain health while a Peace Ambassador like me finds his mission in life.
Thanks to everyone who has given a hand in building this great family.
I wanted to take a moment to say how much I appreciated the hard work that the solace for children are doing. I had a great experience visiting Solace for children and meeting its wonderful employees. I must say that I am very thankful for your thoughtfulness Omar Ehrary, and many, many thanks for the outstanding leadership. I am Maihan Wali a social activist and women rights activist in Afghanistan. I run a program to empower girls through sport. I really am glad that I got the chance to visit and help those lovely kids. I am totally in love with each and every one of them. Best of luck to you all and keep it up.
My name is Maliha, And I volunteered at Solace for the Children in Afghanistan for about a year. This was a wonderful experience for me that changed my view to the world, from that time I believed in kindness. I learned from Solace that we are responsible to help other people who needs our help. I could see how Solace could bring big changes in some children's life and I felt happy and enjoyed each second that I was working there, because taking part to give meaning to those innocent children's lives, gave also meaning to my own life. I wish I could help them more, but now I am not in Afghanistan, yet I would certainly do whatever possible to those children at the Peace House.
Solace can never be forgotten from my heart because it gives new lives to war victim and seriously ill children. I wish Solace For the Children improves much more and take those hands which are waiting for help all over the world. Lets hope that maybe what solace do brings more peace and kindness to all hearts and we have a peaceful future all over the world.