SUPPORT FOR AFGHAN FURTHER EDUCATION
Support for Afghan Further Education is a non-profit,
non-political organisation founded in 1990 in the Republic
of Ireland, in response to the devastating effect on
education due to the Afghan tragedy.
It is a
Charitable Trust, and was formally registered as an Irish
Charity under Trust Deed on 1st October 1992. The SAFE
Board comprises a Chairman and five Trustees. Click
HERE for further details.
is the only registered Irish charity & Non Governmental
Development Organisation whose sole function is to help
From its foundation in 1990, SAFE has been helping
the Afghan people: initially in the field of third level
education by funding 25 Afghans refugees through
Universities in Pakistan and, more recently, five Afghan
refugee sisters to successful third and post graduate
is not an implementing agency.
It works principally through local partners (Afghan NGO
agencies), as they have extremely important skills,
local knowledge of custom & tradition and particularly, the
genuine needs of rural communities. This enables them to
implement appropriate and cost effective projects with the
fullest participation and, wherever possible, contributions
from local communities at all stages.
raises funds from individuals and organisations through
personal contact, and seeks to arrange grants and
co-financing from sympathetic donors
to enable local (National Afghan) NGOs
and occasionally, some carefully selected international
agencies, to advance their objectives.
SAFE has no paid employees at home or abroad, and
sends no expatriates to work in Afghanistan.
All services are provided voluntarily, and administration
costs are kept to a minimum.
average administrative cost is 2%, or less, allowing
a remarkable 98%+ of total income to be applied
directly to projects.
It is our goal
to make use of every Euro, as effectively and efficiently as
endeavours to be proactive rather than reactive.
held a very successful 1 month’s Photographic and Afghan
memorabilia Exhibition, "ANOTHER SIDE TO AFGHANISTAN",
in the new Gorey Public Library building in Gorey, Co
Wexford in April 2013.