How long has SAFE
was founded in 1990 and established as a non-profit Charity
CHY10477, by Trust Deed, in October 1992.
From its foundation in
1990, SAFE, at the request of the Afghan Development
Association, helped 25 Afghan refugee students (24 male, 1 female)
to study at third level, initially in Peshawar University and the
Khyber Medical College-NWFP of Pakistan, by providing scholarships
covering all their fees and books.
onwards, apart from fulfilling our obligations to the students, our
assistance has been entirely within Afghanistan. SAFE has
funded and co-funded projects in 12 provinces of Afghanistan:
Badakshan, Balkh, Bamyan,
Daikondi, Farah, Kabul, Kandahar, Logar, Nangarhar, Parwan, Uruzgan
and Wardak, and emergency aid to CTC refugee camp in Herat.
The Chairman has paid several visits to Jalozi and New
Shamshatoo Refugee camps in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the formerly
named NWFP, and has visited six camps in Herat for
Internally Displaced People (IDPs).
In 2002 he further visited Shalman 1 & 2 Refugee Camps on
the Afghan/Pakistan border to evaluate aid funded by Bishops’
the camps were usually sited in bleak and barren areas and
where water had to be brought in by tankers twice a day.
What kind of aid has
From 1990, SAFE
has been involved in Primary, Secondary, and Third level Education
and Education support, Basic Veterinary training, Emergency
Assistance in Housing Rehabilitation and Sanitation, Refugee Relief,
Agriculture, Integrated Rural Development schemes, Vocational
Training, Female Literacy, Construction of Primary Schools and a
Health Clinic, Health Education and Traditional Birth Attendant
Training, and support to the first Solar electricity scheme in
a Micro-hydro electricity generating plant, two Water Supply
schemes, and Shahidan Clinic Compound, flower beds, greenery and playground project
relatives and children,
a 2.2M surrounding wall for the Clinic in 2013,
successful Beekeeping training for 18 couples in Saighan
villages in ’14-’15 and replicating the project in additional
earthquake): SAFE also funded, in 2008-’09, the construction of
a 10 roomed pre-fabricated Primary School in Joodbah Village,
Basikhel, Kala Dhaka.
In November 2005, after
visiting the severe October earthquake stricken areas, SAFE
provided funding for emergency relief items in Balakot,
Muzzafarabad, Alai and Mansehra, in N. Pakistan, following up with
funding the re-commencement of education in three Primary schools in
2006 and a further three schools in 2007, in Kala Dhaka (The Black
Mountain) Frontier region.
Who distributes the
has had a successful and rewarding partnership with CAWC for the
past 13 years and, before that, with nine professional and
accountable Afghan NGOs who have implemented its projects in
Afghanistan. SAFE considers working with an Afghan
NGO to be one of its highest priorities.