AFCECO Information Summary
Growing Up in AFCECO
A music video about and by the students in AFCECO’s Leadership Program
Video produced and edited by AFCECO Students, Frishta and Negin
The Afghan Child Education and Care Organization (AFCECO) is an Afghan non-profit organization based in Kabul and fully registered since 2008 with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The founding director of AFCECO is Andeisha Farid opened her first orphanage or “parwarishga” in 2004 in Pakistan.
Andeisha saw the children begging for a few pennies to buy bread. She felt that if only a small number of these children could be raised as she was raised, their inﬂuence would reverberate in each family. In addition, she felt if these children were reﬂective of every race, every region, every tribe of Afghanistan and they were raised together equally, their inﬂuence would settle the inﬂamed passions of tribalism from one corner of the country to the other. And ﬁrally, she felt that if the girls were raised as she was raised, and the boys were raised as her friends had been raised, the symbol of this “culture”, the burqa, would become a thing of the past.
To help her implement her vision, Andeisha and her team developed a value system for AFCECO, which they teach to all their students. This value system also helps promote the development of a new generation of leaders to help re-build Afghanistan. For example, the management of AFCECO is entirely run by former students of this organization.
Afghan Women’s Orchestra “Zohra” Music Tour
Twenty girls from AFCECO performed with the Afghan Women’s Orchestra “Zohra” at World Economic Forum in Davos and other venues in Switzerland and Germany in 2017. This orchestra is managed by the Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM).
The tour began on January 13th, 2017 and lasted for two weeks. For a more detailed schedule, see LINK. To follow “Zohra”s tour on Twitter, use hashtag: #zohratour.
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