What We Think About Our Charity
“PROGRESS FOR ALL” is an Education Organization is officially registered with Ministry of Economy under NGO Law of the country in 2016. Progress For All has 15 Board members who are qualified professionals.
PROGRESS FOR ALL team is working for the last 5 years on issues like technical education, water supply and sanitation and income generation activities as volunteer team. We believe that all these are crucially linked and contribute towards overall fabric of our society.
The organization believes in efficiency and efficient use of local resources including human resources. In order to provide family planning services, to improve health status, raise literacy rate, enhance existing skills and introduce income generating activities to empower women. PROGRESS FOR ALL avails the services of local resource persons. In addition to this organization gets support from individual donors, INGO’s and line departments like education, health, family planning, social welfare.
Background and Rationale
Afghanistan’s population is estimated to be 35 million. Widespread poverty, war zone with exponential population growth and misplaced national priorities are among the major reasons for poor human development indices in the country. Vulnerable groups experience serious problems due to absence of effective and sufficient “social safety nets”. In terms of human development, Afghanistan ranks 174 out of 175 countries (UNDP Human Development Report, 2014 ). The GDP growth in Afghanistan declined from over 5% in the 2010 to 2.8% in the 2016 and the country has the lowest literacy rate in South Asia. Credit facilities are limited to a select few and the majority of the people do not have access to public services and funds.
Afghanistan has a lowest literacy country with severe security situation facing most persistent and urgent problems like education, health and socio-economic problems. About 70% of the population lives in rural and under developed areas where poverty does not need any research or case studies. It is evident and can be seen on the faces of mal-nutritional children, in their clothing, in the dirty streets, dirty houses, stagnant pools of dirty water and lack of sanitation facilities etc.
Many efforts have been and are being made to find out the major causes and solutions by International community & UN Agencies with International support. The experience tells that one of the major factors that poor below poverty line is lack of access to basic infrastructure facilities, which are imperative for their socio-economic well being. A village that does not cultivate all of its available land, do not have water for drinking, access of health, education and market centers, clean environment and above all employment opportunities is bound to people living below the poverty line.
The poor in Afghanistan are not only deprived of financial resources, but they also lack access to basic needs such as education, health, clean drinking water and proper sanitation. Limited access to education, health and nutrition undermines their capabilities; limit their abilities to secure gainful employment and results in income poverty and social exclusion, while also making them vulnerable to exogenous shocks.