Afghan Action Background
Afghan Action is an intensely practical and charitable organization which has been established
by Chris Beales in 2005 here in UK as well as Afghanistan, with a great aim to bring the brighter
future for hundreds of Afghans including women children and young generation.
Since opening we have trained, educated and employed over 800 young people, through our
different projects that we have. Our focus has been on training people to weave carpets and
since mid 2011, sew and make clothes and uniforms
With a Training and Business Incubation Centre established in Kabul and a fast-growing network
of partners in place, we are now well placed to catalyze the lives of an increasing number of
Afghans - ideally to create an entrepreneurial ripple effect across the country.
AA have worked with many different organizations in the UK – Schools, faith groups retailers
and other businesses, charities and government such as,
Queen Anne School:
Queen Anne School, Caversham has worked with Afghan Action for 4 years, providing opportunities for its pupils to learn about Afghanistan and also to RAISE FUNDS for the Afghan Action. It commissioned a carpet designed by pupils and is becoming more involved in Afghan Action’s work.
The Supreme Foundation:
The Supreme Foundation works in Afghanistan with Afghan Action, providing midday meals for people at out Training and Business Incubation Centre in Kabul. It also assists with IT, site maintenance and refurbishment and advice and expertise. Afghan Action have had different projects which has been always successful ,
Carpet Weaving Project
As a social enterprise, Afghan Action is helping develop Afghanistan by training a new generation of weavers. At our Training & Business Incubation Centre in Karte Se, Kabul, we aim to give young Afghans a more SECURE future by teaching them an income-generating skill and business skills and ultimately providing them with orders for carpets.
Clothes Making Project
Sewing and clothes making are among the most wanted professions in Afghan culture. Afghan Action has been working with young men and women since 2005, especially the poorest and least educated people (many have never been to school) who are unemployed. In July 2011, we have started a 2 year program, to train 46 people to sew and make clothes. Each trainee will be with us for a year’s training and will not only acquire practical sewing and clothes-making skills but will also take part in our education program - to learn to read and write in Dari ( if they haven’t been to school) and to acquire ICT, English and enterprise development skills. Overall it has been always our goal to do the best in order to achieve the best for our country specially our poor people; Afghan Action has a great team. They have leadership qualities and they will be the agents for change in the fluid situation of our country. They will do what they can, with what they have, and where they are. “We have brains in our heads. We have feet in our shoes. We can steer ourselves in any direction we choose. We're on our own and we know what we know. We are the people who'll decide where to go. Success will not lower its standard to us. We must raise our standard to success!