Photo © Aryana Aid Promoting the rights of children in Afghanistan!
One in five will die before their 5th birthday (UNICEF). More than 600,000 children sleep on the streets in Afghanistan and over 2 million are orphans. They don't know their date of birth, have no birth certificate, have lost every thread of any family network, and celebrate no holidays.
Some of them were forced to watch as their parents, relatives, or friends were manhandled, raped, or killed. These children are unprotected and are exploited for the goals of diverse political and religious groups.
The most vulnerable group in any war zone are children; especially children who are orphans.They suffer from chronic malnutrition and widespread occurrence of micro - nutrient deficiency. 1 in 10 children die before reaching the age of 5 years. A large proportion of orphans work in order to provide for themselves and their families.
These children not only miss out on their education, but also miss out on their childhoods.The lack of a normal childhood and education feeds into a cycle of underdevelopment thereby exacerbating problems in the future.
Protection and development of children is the long term solution. Our priority therefore is on providing a nurturing environment where children are educated and do not have to worry about working or providing for their siblings. Our orphan sponsorship programme is potentially the most important project.
There are over 1060 orphan students comprised of ( 630 girls and 430 boys ) who are directly link with Aryana Aid charity in Afghanistan and many more are on the waiting list.We keep on increasing our capacity and helping these students to live better life and positive changes in their lives.
The Prophet ( pbuh ) Said, '' I and The person, who looks after an orphan and provides him/her, will be in paradise like this'', putting his index and middle fingers together.
By donating £300, you can help and sponsor an orphan child for a whole year and provides the orphan with all of their basic necessities, such as education, accommodation, basic healthcare, food and clothing.
Sponsorship of a child not only provides them with their basic necessities, but also protects them from exploitation, violence, and sexual abuse.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, hundreds of children have already been saved from a life of hunger, hardship, fear and misery in Afghanistan .