"but why there?"
‘But why THERE?’ This is one of the most consistent questions Sozo receives. Sozo’s Board, leadership and staff (both Afghan and US-based) feel an undeniable directive to serve in Afghanistan. We believe the calculated risk we take is worth it—because Afghans are worth it. A people that, in some ways, have been forgotten and overlooked by the world, we feel a clear sense of determination to change that.
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Opportunities to learn, pray, engage, and give that will enrich your community while helping transform others. Thank you for your ongoing support!
Strengthening Communities Through Transformational Development
A burn, cut, or infection is not easily dealt with in an environment where access to doctors and nurses is very limited. In addition to working to provide healthcare solutions for the community, Sozo team members also help educate about health and hygiene and the prevention of disease.
In Kabul there are 91,000 street-working children who must help to meet the basic needs of their families. Many come from single-parent homes or from homes where their parents are disabled due to warfare. Sozo is working to meet the needs of these children and create better futures.
One of the largest obstacles to a child receiving an education in Kabul is lack of employment for their parents or caregivers. Sozo has built a training center in Kabul in order to provide a place where adults can come to learn new skills in order to provide for their families with dignity.
Sozo’s Family Outreach Program provides opportunities to develop relationships and assess the needs of students' families. At the core of this program are home visits, where we spend time with families and connect parents to Sozo’s adult learning programs.