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Afghanistan International Foundation for the Blind (AIFB)

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The Afghanistan International Foundation For The Blind (AIFB) formally known as "Afghanistan Blind Women and Children Foundation (ABWC)":

Enhancing the lives of blind individuals in the country since August 28, 2009, AIFB has been recognized by NY State as a non-profit foundation. Its mission is to empower Afghan blind women through healthcare and blind children through education and rehabilitation services in Afghanistan.

The foundation accepts national and international students.

The Afghanistan International Foundation For The Blind needs your time as a volunteer!

Qualification and Commitment:

Student must complete 3 months internship 5 days per week (6 hours per day), equalling around 500 hours per semester.

Students are required to be fluent in English.

Bilingual students who are fluent in Persian and Pashto are welcomed.


The foundation request the following for students:

  • Your email address, mailing address and phone number
  • College requirement forms from your department
  • Resume
  • One page short bio that explains your education background (your work experience in the past your current position as employee or student and volunteer experience in the past)
  • Sample of writing
  • 2 letters of references one from the university and one from colleagues and friends (not family members) along with their email addresses, mailing addresses and phone numbers
  • The university internship department contact information (mailing address, email address, phone number, fax number, and cell phone)
  • University internship approval form

AIFB does not accept independent student interns, only one sponsored or approved by their university.

The student must participate in face to face interviews before entering to the internship program.

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About Afghanistan International Foundation for the Blind (AIFB)


40-10 12th Street, Apt. 1C, Long Island City, NY 11101, US

Mission Statement

With collaboration and partnership of other international organizations, the foundation will offer services for blind individuals in Afghanistan in order to improve quality of life in the area of education, health, rehabilitation and community services.


The foundation’s objective is to provide educational services to all ages, offer life changing services such as providing blind based computer applications and technologies for children, sending much needed blind based equipment and medical supplies from the United States, teaching students how to study mathematics and science using tactile systems, and providing training.

AIFB, by partnering with medical facilities around the world, will offer health services and provide financial support for prescriptions, laboratory procedures and operations as well as focus on access to local medical facilities, mental health treatment, chronic disease prevention, childbirth, and nutritional guidance.

The Foundation provides rehabilitation and evaluation services as well as community services. We collaborate with and support The Afghan Blind Association in Kabul to promote the disability rights movement.

Student interns: Must be college students or have a bachelor's degree. Interns commit to work 4-5 days per week. They will have a project for their time at the Foundation which they must complete.

Volunteers: Work schedule is flexible, so long as the volunteer works for at least 2 hours/week. Their tasks will be based on the department they request. The minimum time commitment is 6 months.

Board Directors and Officers of Departments must serve for one year.


We'll work with your schedule.


The Afghanistan Blind Women and Children Foundatio40-10 12th Street, Apt. 1CLong Island City, NY 11101



  • Office Management
  • Financial Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Website Programming
  • Administrative Support


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 500 hours per semester

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