“The children are each country’s future”, IAWA founder Laila Noor says. To shape their future actively, they need one thing the most: education.
Therefore, the IAWA builds schools that grant both sexes a chance for education. Read more about our already realised projects.
Almost 60 percent of the Afghan population are analphabetes. The IAWA wants to change that. By building schools, open to girls and boys alike, because education and information are known to be the strongest weapon against fanatism and discrimination. We stand up for this since almost two decades.
To realise an idea, it takes supporters, who pursue their aim against all obstacles. With your donation, you become part of this dedicated community. More than this, you give people in Afghanistan the chance of a future meaning education and mutual respect for all.
Education is hope
and the key to life!
Who we are
We are a group of people interested in the country of Afghanistan, coming from very varied countries and cultures. We feel a connection to Afghanistan and and are working to make the country, with its distinct culture, more visible in Germany.
Patroness of our association is Mrs. Luise Scherf (wife of the former mayor of Bremen).
All members of the association work as volunteers and, regardless of religious and political beliefs, for the following aims:
- The furthering of national education and vocational training, the promotion of equal rights of men and women, of developmental aid,
- the support of people in need of economic assistance.
- Information about the current situation in Afghanistan
- The relaying of Afghan culture
We support people in need as well as staff of our schools with food, medication and, occasionally, with small amounts of money. Classes in tents or even in the open, under adverse conditions, partly without sufficient sanitation: In Afghanistan, this is not unusual. Regardless of whether the existing school buildings offer too little space, had been destroyed or are just not at the place of need.
With the building of new schools or the extension of existing ones, the IAWA creates the space pupils need to learn in a sustainable way. All schools have toilets and often also a water supply of their own through a well. Besides, the buildings are a safe space for pupils and teaching personnel. The IAWA carries out the maintenance for existing schools and arranges for necessary renovation works. Outdated or unusable furniture gets exchanged and/or replaced.
Also are the rebuilding of dried-out wells and the water supplies part of our projects. We support people in need with food, medication, and, occasionally, also with small amounts of money.
Your support is one of the most important building blocks for the road to our aim! Regardless whether you want to engage personally in the IAWA team, have ideas how to make our work more visible or if you want to support our projects by making a donation: With each form of support, you contribute actively towards paving the way for the people in Afghanistan to an independent future.