Who we are

The Afghanistan International Foundation For the Blind is a 501(c)(3) established in August of 2009 in order to improve the lives of the underserved blind population in Afghanistan. The mission of Afghanistan International Foundation for the Blind (AIFB) in collaboration and partnership with other international  organizations, is to offer  "services for blind individuals in Afghanistan in order  to improve quality of life in the areas of education, health, rehabilitation and community integration."

The foundation's vision is:

  • To provide educational services to all ages. Including providing blind based computer applications and technologies for children, teaching students how to study mathematics and science using tactile systems while providing training, publishing Braille books, and sending additional neccesary materials and supplies from the United States.

 

  • AIFB, by partnering with medical facilities around the world, will offer health services and provide financial support for prescriptions, laboratory procedures and operations as well as focus on access to local medical facilities, mental health treatment, chronic disease prevention, childbirth, and nutritional guidance.

 

  • The Foundation provides rehabilitation and evaluation services in Afghanistan in order to help blind individuals enter the workforce or pursue their higher education if they wish to do so. Employment services that can help in job seeking, resume writing, and developing soft skills will also be provided. In return, the Afghan government and the private sector are responsible for providing opportunities for blind individuals to become employees. The Foundation is responsible for mobility training, providing walking canes and teaching the use of guide dogs, technical, computer, and other technology training related to blindness so that blind individuals can perform efficiently in the workplace and pursue their college education effectively.

 

  • Community services will include providing a safe environment at home via accessibility for the blind disabled, and to promote the disability rights movement. Domestic violence is one of the components that the AIFB focuses on by providing negotiation and peacemaking among the blind individuals and families. AIFB also focuses on the rights of veterans who lost their sight due to war while protecting their country. The foundation advocates for veterans with disabilities by offering employment services, medical treatment and working to improve accessibility to all governmental and private facilities.

 

Mission and Vision

Enhancing the lives of all blind Afghan individuals in the country

 

JOIN THE TEAM

There are many ways to start supporting Afghanistans' blind community right now! visit our volunteer page to see our open positions and be sure to check out our upcoming events and fundraisers!

 

What we do

The foundation provides blind individuals with psychosocial and medical support for essential health and well-being by working with existing groups to expand.

 

Nooria Nodrat speaks On Why She Started AIFB (2017)

About Us

The Afghanistan International Foundation for the Blind's purpose is to enhance the lives of blind individuals in Afghanistan who are suffering from a lack of adequate health and educational services. The foundation will provide psychosocial and medical support for essential health and well-being by working with existing groups to expand and offer gratis services in a safe environment. Additionally the foundation will promote the opportunity for blind children and youth to receive an education in literature, science, computers and technology through the high school level. Rehabilitation and evaluation services will be offered to prepare them for higher education and entry into the workforce.

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