There are many more opportunities to get involved with Afghan Connection, besides donating money. Our campaigners help to spread the word about the challenge of providing education and sport in Afghanistan in a number of different ways.
Whether it’s suggesting a book club reading, hosting a fundraising event, using our teachers toolkit to learn more about the challenges facing children in Afghanistan or simply sharing our videos with friends and family, do please get involved today!
Below are a range of events and activities you can try out for yourselves. Have a look and get involved!
In May 2017, Daisy Swanborough, a pupil at Tudor Hall School, braved Snowdon's challenging weather walking 6 hours to raise enough money to educate 12 Afghan children for a year. Brilliant effort!
Want our CEO & Founder, Sarah Fane, to visit your school?
Sarah is committed to inspiring the next generation to invest in the prosperous future of Afghanistan. Talking to children about the country and charity enthuses pupils to engage and learn about the world outside the classroom.
Following these talks hundreds of children have gone on to run, walk, bake and enjoy raising thousands of pounds for the charity.
Contact us to invite Sarah to visit your school.
If you shop online there’s now an easy and free way for you to support Afghan Connection.
We’ve teamed up with easyfundraising who provide a shopping directory listing some of your favourite online stores. Hundreds of popular retailers are participating including Amazon, M&S, Vodafone, eBay, Tesco, Viking and over 3000 others.
All you need to do is to go to the easyfundraising site whenever you shop online and follow their links to the retail site. The retailer will then give Afghan Connection up to 15% of every purchase you make – it’s that simple!
It doesn’t cost a penny extra to shop and raise funds in this way, and you can even save money as many retailers give exclusive discounts, special offers and even e-vouchers exclusive to easyfundraising.
If you already shop online why not help raise extra funds for us by using this completely free service?
Challenge and inspire your pupils to care about those less fortunate than themselves.
Ask people about Afghanistan, and they will talk of the war and its troubled history. Help us to change those perceptions. Our teaching resources help pupils understand the rich culture and traditions of Afghanistan, appreciate its beauty and potential, and show how, through education, the country has a chance to develop a strong economy, a stable society and its own promising future.
We have a wealth of resources to encourage your students to think critically about the issues facing Afghanistan's children.
Download Afghanistan Presented - an illustrated guide to Afghanistan's geography, history, culture and people: afghanistan-presented.pdf
Watch the story of Afghan Connection's work in a remote district of the Hindu Kush, told by award-winning filmmaker and photographer, Leslie Knott, and narrated by one of the most inspiring story-tellers of our time, AC Patron, Michael Morpurgo.
Download our Education4Afghanistan equation to fill in with an inspiring thought or message: education4afghanistan.pdf
Fundraise for us and play a part in changing the lives of some of the world's poorest children.
With your friends, at work, as a family, school, parish or just yourself, there are so many ways you might fundraise: sponsorship events, coffee mornings, auctions etc. However you choose to raise money, you can have fun supporting our work.
Here are some ideas to get you going:
Walk to school
The children who attend our schools in Afghanistan will often walk for hours on empty stomachs, in freezing weather and many without shoes, to gain access to the education their parents were denied. Would the pupils in your schools be persuaded to see how this feels one morning before lessons? It costs just £35 to send a child to school in Afghanistan. Can your pupils ask family and friends to sponsor them just £35 for their efforts?
Raise funds in your area
Raise funds while having fun and making new friends - host a coffee morning, or download our recommended Reading List for Book Clubs. We challenge you not to feel inspired after reading these extraordinary stories.
Organise a collection
Fundraising can be as straightforward as putting a collection box on display. Plenty of venues such as shops, pubs and post offices will welcome charity donations or you could simply have one out at home for your loose change!
Do you have your own fundraising idea?
Want to put on an event, do a crazy challenge or fulfill a lifelong dream? We have supported all sorts of events, from beanie making to cycling the perimeter of the UK. Please do get in touch, we’d love to help. Contact us