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The Afghanistan Blind Women and Children Foundation is a 503c established in August of 2009 with the purpose of enhancing the lives of Blind Women and Children in Afghanistan who are suffering from a lack of adequate health and educational services. The mission of the Afghanistan Blind Women and Children Foundation is to serve and empower severely underserved blind women and children in Afghanistan. The foundation will provide blind women with psychosocial and medical support for essential health and well-being by working with existing groups to expand and offer gratis services in a safe environment. Additionally, the foundation will promote the opportunity for blind children and youth to receive an education in literature, science, computers and technology through the high school level. Rehabilitation and evaluation services will be offered to prepare them for higher education and entry into the work force.
The ABWC assists this vulnerable population and increases their chances to thrive by providing necessary educational and medical services at no cost. Such life changing services include: publishing Braille books; teaching students how to study mathematics and science using tactile systems; training children to use blind based computer applications and technology; and providing blind women with nutrition education, prenatal care, and access to local medical facilities through area partnerships the ABWC. In meeting these goals of bringing vital education and medical treatment to the blind women and children of Afghanistan, the ABWC will empower this often overlooked and underserved population.
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.