Who we are

The Afghanistan International Foundation For the Blind is a 503(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) is “with collaboration and partnership of other international  organizations, the foundation will offer  services for blind individuals in Afghanistan in order  to improve quality of life in the area of education, health, rehabilitation and community services.”

The foundation's vision is:

  • To provide educational services to all ages, providing blind based computer applications and technologies for children, teaching students how to study mathematics and science using tactile systems and providing training, and publishing Braille books, and sending 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 to 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 to become employees. The Foundation is responsible for mobility training, providing walking canes teaching the use of guide dogs, technical, computer, and other technology training related to blindness, so blind individuals can perform more 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. Afghanistan International Foundation for the Blind also focuses on the rights of veterans who lost their sight due to war while protecting their country by offering advocacy programs such as employment services, medical treatment and accessibility to all governmental and private facilities.

 

Mission and Vision

Enhancing the lives of all blind Afghan individuals in the country

 

Join the team

With your contribution and support of the ABWC, the gift of quality of life will be bestowed upon this underserved and often overlooked group of human beings.

 

What we do

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

 

AIFB Fundraising 2017

About Us

The Afghanistan International For the Blind Foundation purpose is to enhance the lives of Blind Women and Children 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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