As stated in ARYA's mission statement, one of goals
is to formulate and implement projects providing educational opportunities
that could be applied towards rebuilding a new and peaceful Afghanistan.
The following projects are described in the hope
that you will be moved to help support ARYA's goals through your
Blankets for Afghanistan
Funds raised will be used to purchase materials for blankets to
be made and given to the orphans of Afghanistan. The blankets will
be sewn by hand by Afghan widows, giving them a valuable source of
a life-sustaining income.
Clothes for Afghanistan
Similar to the Blankets for Afghanistan project, clothing will be
made for orphans by the widows of Afghanistan. The material for the
clothes will be purchased from local vendors, thus providing an important
boost to a depressed economy.
Literacy and Education Project
Surveys conducted during the 2003 Blankets for Afghanistan project
revealed that the desire to be able read and write was an important
issue to the people of Parwan and Kapisa provinces. This project
will provide teachers.
The Bakery Project
The widows of Parwan requested that ARYA build a bakery so that
the time they previously spent collecting wood, lighting the fire
for the oven and baking bread could be instead spent attending literacy
classes and caring for their children. ARYA is proud to announce
that this request has been met.
Medical Clinic Project
The need for medical services in Afghanistan has
reached a crisis point. Many people have to travel to India in order
to obtain medical treatment. The poverty rate is so high that most
people cannot afford the trip and go without. ARYA would like to
provide a clinic for the people of the Kapisa province.
A community council is a self-sustaining, service-oriented
project that addresses a combination of community specific needs.
The plan of the ARYA/YCDP council consists of three branches: Literacy
Education, Vocational Education, Medical Clinic