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The Ayenda Foundation was founded in 2006 in partnership with the U.S.-Afghan Women’s Council to support and protect Afghanistan’s most valuable and vulnerable natural resource: its children. The Ayenda Foundation will contribute to Afghanistan’s rebuilding effort and help our children gain the confidence and the skills necessary to begin writing a new chapter of Afghan history, one defined by peace and prosperity.

Afghanistan is home to an almost inconceivable number of orphans, the current estimates are in the hundreds of thousands and one million children suffer from post-traumatic stress syndrome. Afghanistan is afflicted by one of the highest infant mortality rates in the world (135 per 1,000 live births in 2006) and malnutrition remains prevalent. A large number of Afghan children, in particular girls, still do not have access to education and are fated to be illiterate.

Who We Are

Ayenda Foundation aims to be the nurturing hand that delivers hope, pride and joy to Afghan children by implementing projects that enhance their welfare, education, shelter, safety and artistic and athletic abilities.

What We Do

For over six years, Ayenda Foundation has been building, operating and supporting schools and computer labs as well as funding health programs, providing sports facilities and equipment, and offering scholarships, training and skills development programs. Our prime focus is to enhance the quality of education of the most vulnerable segment of Afghan society: women and children.