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

Desription and requirements:

Technology Related to Blindness - Help to create training manuals and to train teachers and students in Afghanistan for advanced technology geared to blindness (i.e. Electronic Software, Jaws, System Access, Braillenote, Braillespeak, Braillelight,BrailleSince U2, Vector Reader, Perkins Brailler, BrailleWriter, Graphical Tactile System, Slate Stylis, Braille Literacy, Language Master (Talking Dictionary), Talking Calculator, etc). Help train other volunteers within the Foundation on how to use these types of programs.

Required documentation:

  • Current resume
  • Email address, mailing address and phone number
  • Contact information for 2 individuals that are not family members, along with their email addresses, mailing addresses and phone numbers
  • Sample of writing
  • Volunteers are obligated to work 2 hours per week

The AIFB requires a face to face interview.

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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.


Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Children & Youth, People with Disabilities, Women


We'll work with your schedule.


40-10 22th Street, Apt. 1CLong Island City, NY 11101





  • Must be at least 18

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