The Taliban took control of Afghanistan in August 2021 and now form the government. There has since been a huge amount of upheaval and instability for Afghans, including students sponsored by the Foundation and people involved in the projects we fund.
Continuing our work
As well as supporting projects that have started up again, we are getting funding requests from organisations working at grass roots level and are supporting them where appropriate.
Our current work includes:
- Humanitarian aid: we are funding emergency food and toiletries parcels for families in particular need in Kabul, and heating stoves, fuel and blankets for families experiencing a harsh winter in Kabul and Bamyan.
- Supporting existing projects: we are funding previous projects that have started up again, such as children’s life-changing medical treatment.
- Supporting students: we are supporting our sponsored students until they graduate, including making additional contributions to their living expenses. Some universities have re-opened, and women are being allowed to study if classes are segregated.
- Planning more scholarships: we intend to provide more scholarships for women in the spring when we will have a clearer idea of the changes introduced under the new regime.
Keeping you informed
We have always been keen to show precisely how your donations are used, in terms of the amount spent on each project, the organisations we support, and the people who benefit.
However, we are currently not reporting in the same detail as before, to ensure the security and safety of the people running the projects. We will continue to provide as much information as we can.