New Afghanistan Women Association
The New Afghanistan Women Association (NAWA) is a non-profit organization (NGO) that advocates to change the public mind to accept democracy, human rights, and gender equality. They use media programs, local shuras, and raise awareness and build capacity for people, especially women, This organization has plans to design and prepare projects to support and enhance democracy of Afghanistan, support women, and advocate for the elimination of violence against women and children with the support of the community.
SHARE Sponsored Programs:
The New Afghanistan Women Association (NAWA) was awarded a mini-grant this year to support a refugee camp school. The salary of the teacher for the school was paid for four months with the mini-grant. Two classes, one for boys and one for girls, were established to provide a basic education for the children living in the refugee camp.
The SHARE Institute continued to fund NAWA for women literacy programs in Afghanistan. For the first of two mini-grants in 2008, The SHARE Institute funded the construction of two home-based schools for female literacy. In addition, NAWA was awarded a second mini-grant in 2008 that was used to provide literacy classes to 20 women and girls in Afghanistan.
The SHARE Institute continued to fund NAWA for women literacy programs in Afghanistan. NAWA continues to be critical component of empowering women and raising women's status in Afghanistan. NAWA's literacy program has been hailed as a beacon of hope for many women and young girls in the country and SHARE is proud to continue funding the project.
The SHARE Institute continued to fund NAWA for women literacy programs in Afghanistan. Since 2002 SHARE has funded literacy programs for over nine hundred Afghani women and girls, some of whom now attend public school.
The SHARE Institute continued to fund women literacy programs in Afghanistan through NAWA, The New Afghan Women’s Association. Two-mini grants were donated for additional classes.
The SHARE Institute renewed its funding of women literacy programs in Afghanistan through NAWA, The New Afghan Women’s Association. This program takes the illiterate women and young girls up to a 3rd grade reading level in only one year.
The SHARE Institute awarded two new mini-grants to NAWA to help in the continuation of literacy classes for Afghan girls and women, some of whom continue into a public education setting.
The SHARE Institute donated a mini-grant to NAWA to help in the continuation of the organization's literacy classes. NAWA is now considering an English class because of the demand for English translators.
The SHARE Institute also funded a mini-grant to the Afghan Feminine Association (NAWA) fore the continuation of sewing and tailoring classes offered to girls as a means of employment.
The SHARE Institute funded the AFA (now NAWA) to provide vocational home-based schooling for young girls. Another mini-grant was provided to AFA to pay for female teachers teaching in home-based schools. There was much success in educating and teaching girls skills that can be used in their daily lives.