For £UK donations
$3.80 per month will keep 1 child in school.
$4.20 per month will send a teacher on a training course.
$38 per month will keep 10 children in school.
$38 will educate a child for a year.
$50 will send a teacher on a training course.
$890 will pay for cricket kit for a school and clothing for 22 players.
$2,610 will fund construction of a cricket pitch.
$55,000 will build a Resource Centre with computer suite, science laboratory, library and meeting hall.
Please send checks payable to Afghan Connection (US)Inc to:
Afghan Connection, 2299 Pacific Avenue, No 82, San Francisco, CA94115
Wells Fargo Bank, 2100 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA94115. AC/US Wells Fargo Account: 1386167959, Routing number :121000248
Please note Give2Asia deducts a fee so the most cost-effective way to give is via check or transfer.
Afghan Connection (US) Inc is a non-profit corporation with 501(c)3 tax exempt status.
How can we be sure no money goes missing?
AC's partner is the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan (SCA), an NGO which has been working in Afghanistan for 30 years and is deeply respected by the Afghan people.
Funds are directed through SCA. This ensures no corruption and good value for money. SCA has built relationships with locals and with contractors and they supervise the work. They never pay bribes and keep projects within budget. AC has worked this way for 15 years.
Are there other donors?
AC has funded 46 school constructions since 2002. We have donors who contribute a whole school and others who contribute partial funding for a project.
AC never starts a project until we have all the funds in our account. This means that we sometimes have to wait if we receive partial funding for a school, but also ensures that we never have to give up half way through a project.
What feedback can a donor expect from the schools ?
AC is always working to improve its reporting mechanisms for donors along with the SCA. We send regular updates on school construction projects and annual updates on our Takhar Education Initiative.
Afghan Connection (AC) will undertake all reasonable steps to exercise due diligence to establish the source and status of donations, grants and payments, making every reasonable effort to investigate the provenance and ensure that these funds do not derive directly or indirectly from illegal activity. Philanthropic support will be in line with the mission, values and operation of the charity. Where necessary, AC will extend research beyond the information supplied by the donor, in order to identify, monitor and reduce these risks. Information obtained will be documented and confidentially stored for 6 years”“.