In 1998, a group of 6th graders in Northville, MI founded Kids 4 Afghan Kids, a Michigan-based non-profit organization. The goal of Kids 4 Afghan Kids is to re-establish educational facilities for boys and girls in Afghanistan and to address the children's desperate health conditions. Those and successive generations of students have raised money, under the guidance of their teacher, to build three schools, a medical clinic, an orphanage and a community well for the residents of Wonkhai Valley, a remote area 3 hours southwest of Kabul.
We are an organization that is driven by American students to make a better world for their fellow students in Afghanistan.
Our mission is to provide humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people, including returning refugees, to create an opportunity for cooperative efforts between the United States and Afghanistan, and to develop and enhance educational and cultural understanding and exchange opportunities.
To re-establish equal educational facilities for boys and girls.
Development of opportunities for economic self-reliance which will facilitate refugee repatriation
DId you know?
Kids 4 Afghan Kids is listed in Wikipedia
Khris Nedam, the teacher who helped begin Kids 4 Afghan Kids and is still the organization's US Director, received a 2007 award for Citizen Diplomacy!
Khris Nedam addressed the Sarasota World Affairs Council in April, 2014
Fundraising activities (all powered by kids)
Annual Hoedown and Silent Auction
May Awareness Month which includes bake sales, used book sales and the delivery of Happy Grams
Speaking to groups around the country
Making and selling cake pops, we take orders to cater them to events around Northville
Working at a booth at Northville's Victorian Festival
Working for tips at the Northville Craft Show
Selling cake pops, friendship bracelets and Afghan products at craft fairs
Selling shirts, crafts, and cake pops at the Alternate Christmas Fair
Empty Bowl Fundraiser
Raised $700 at the 2014 Victorian Festival
Raised $800 during the 2015 Victorian Festival
Raised $5000 on Global Giving
Added to Global Giving's permanent organizations list
Built 4 schools in Afghanistan
165 graduates in 2014
16 graduates who will attend college in 2014
Worked with the Northville Rotary Club and received some of the funds raised in the 2015 Tour de Ville