The Afghan Child Education and Care Organization (AFCECO) is an Afghan non-profit organization whose aim is to bring up the next generation of Afghan citizens, so badly affected by three decades of war, and to help them grow into strong, productive, thoughtful members of society. AFCECO is an Afghan non-profit organization based in Kabul and fully registered since 2008 with AISA – the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s official registration agency.

In 2003, AFCECO Founder Andeisha Farid established a safe house for 20 Afghan children in Islamabad who couldn’t afford to go to school. This small shelter turned into a well-established orphanage when CHI teamed with AFCECO to launch a Child Sponsorship Program. This program allows individuals from around the world to sponsor Afghan children online. Sponsoring a child through AFCECO means helping to provide children with things like:

  • Clothes
  • Food and Nourishment
  • Health Care
  • Education and Life Skills
  • An opportunity to live in a safe environment full of tolerance, love and respect

In addition to our child-sponsorship program, CHI also supports the following child-development AFCECO programs through donations and sponsorships:

To learn more about these programs, take a look at the program pages under the Sponsor a Child – AFCECO tab and please be sure to visit AFCECO’s website at Still have questions? Get in touch via our Contact Us page! To sponsor a child or donate to any one of these programs, please visit our Donation Portal.


Founder and Chairperson Andeisha Farid was born in 1983 in Afghanistan, on the day when former Soviet jets ruined her village to rubble and forced the entire community to leave their homeland and take refuge in Iran. Andeisha opened her first parwarishga, or “foster haven,” in 2004 in Pakistan. An Afghan native who had grown up in war and displacement, her dream was to come up with an innovative way to help vulnerable Afghan children, in this case orphaned refugees.