Afghanistan Connect consolidates information on reputable organizations that are rebuilding Afghanistan within various aspects of society. We are currently featuring 12 grassroots organizations that we are very excited about : Sahar Education, SOLA (School of Leadership Afghanistan), PARSA (Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Services of Afghanistan), Code to Inspire, Women for Afghan Women, WISE Afghanistan, Free Women Writers, Afghan Women Leaders Connect, Afghan National Institute of Music, Sisters 4 Sisters Afghanistan, Afghan MMCC (Mobile Mini-Circus for Children), and ArtLords. We will continue to add additional exceptional organizations over time. We hope to inspire people around the world to learn about, support, and create new and exciting partnerships with these groups already doing great work on the ground. There are links to each organization’s social media pages, links to their websites’ donate pages, and an option to contact them if you have an idea for potential partnership. A new generation of Afghans is working towards a healthy, prosperous and united country that will thrive with consistent growth. We can collectively support this vibrant new generation by empowering organizations that already exist through collaboration and support. Anything is possible with community and partnership and we are inspired to build bridges and alliances together!
The idea for this app came about when artist and activist Ariana Delawari was screening her film We Came Home for audiences. She kept hearing from people : “How can I help Afghanistan ?” As she thought about this question, it didn’t feel right to point people in the direction of just one organization or aspect of society. She wanted a broader solution, so she approached her friend Fereshteh Forough, Founder and President of Code to Inspire, and they developed the idea for Afghanistan Connect together with Forough’s incredible team. It is notable that all of the graphic designing and coding of this app was performed by the female students at Code to Inspire in Afghanistan.
The app is free and is currently available in both iOS and android versions.