Our Projects In Afghanistan

At MEHHRO, We are committed, passionate and proud of what we do.

Civic Education and Advocacy:

With the objective of enhancing the participation of marginalised and deprived people into the democratic process and realizing the importance of educating the women and youth on civics and governance, MEHHRO organised several training and educational programs on topics like the structure of the government, the roles and responsibilities of citizens in a democracy. It’s also an important tool to mitigate youth against unlawful and corrupt influences and to help them build peace and bring stability in the community at large. Over 75,000 people from different provinces across Afghanistan participated in these civic education campaigns and trainings. The USAID /DAI organization funded these projects.

No Name of organization sponsoring Activity Activity Title Location of Activity Overview of activities Performance Period (date and duration)
1 Tawanmandi Anti-corruption research and Training Kunduz, Badakhshan and Paktia -Research and survey in three provinces among youth, women and governmental officials on perception of corruption-training for youth and women on anti-corruption -roundtables and workshops for governmental officials to reduce corruption December 2012 – February 2014 (14 months)
2 SIKA-North, DAI Winter courses Aliabad, Kunduz To provide winter courses to 300 students during winter break-Classes in chemistry, physics, mathematics, etc. February – May 2013
3 USAID / Development Alternatives Inc. Improving the Public`s Knowledge of GIRoA through Tribal Elders` Civics Training (BRM079) Shkin, Barmal, Paktika To conduct a twelve-day civics education training for 55 Shkin Shura members to Training the members of the Shkin Shura to increase public knowledge of governance structures -To increase the legitimacy of moderate customary leadership.-Topics covered include: i) the government and its structure, ii) the national assembly, iii) the judiciary system, iv) the role of strategic information operations, v) youth issues, vi) the roles and responsibilities of a shura in community, and vii) Islam and democracy. -offer guidance on how to integrate civic education messages of peace, stability and community cohesion into their public communications, such as Jirgas. November 2011 – February 2012 ( 3 months)
4 USAID / Development Alternatives Inc. Improving the Public`s Knowledge of GIRoA through Civics Training for a Shura (BRM080) Barmal, Paktika To conduct a twelve-day civics education training for Rabat Shura members.-To increase the legitimacy of moderate customary leadership. -Topics covered included: facilitated a twelve –day civics workshop for the 20 members of the Rabat Shura. Topics covered include: i) the government and its structure, ii) the national assembly, iii) the judiciary system, iv) the role of strategic information operations, v) youth issues, vi) the roles and responsibilities of a shura in community , and vii) Islam and democracy. -To contribute to Afghan and US Government efforts to stabilize conflict prone areas November 2011 – February 2012(3 months)
5 USAID / Development Alternatives Inc. Enhancing Youth Understanding of GIRoA through a Civics Training for Teachers(BRM093) Shkin, Barmal, Paktika To enhance youth understanding of GIRoA through civics training for teachers. -To mitigate youth vulnerability to the insurgents’ messaging and recruitment efforts. -to organize a. twelve-day civics education training for 36 teachers, training 24 teachers from Shkin and 12 from Robat, in partnership with the Shkin Shura Chief (SSC). -to increase youth understandings of the formal and informal government structures and improve their perception of both types of moderate governance. - The topics covered during the 12 days of civics training included: i) democracy and Islam, ii) elections and the roles and responsibilities of elected officials and the parliament , iii) the judiciary system, iv) government and its structures, v) youth and their responsibilities and vi ) freedom of speech. March 2012 – May 2012 2.5 months)
6 USAID / Development Alternatives Inc. District Governor Public Outreach Initiative Launch (HWZ007) Sar Hawza, Paktika To hold an open house and customary food distribution at the district center.- To increase District GIROA capacity and extend its reach. -to provide professional facilitation, logistical support, and the purchase of cattle for ceremonial slaughter and distribution of the meat to the poor, a traditional practice in Afghan society. December 2011 – March 2012 (4 months)
7 USAID / Development Alternatives Inc. Supporting GIRoA by providing technical Assistance for District Governor (HWZ019) Sar Hawza Paktika To conduct a three months training for the District Governor-To increase the District GIRoA capacity and to extend its reach -to build a relationship between DG and the residents of the district. - to build the capacity of the district governor (DG) through a governance advisor. - to assess the capacity of the DG, after which the later was provided with a tailored training. January 2012 – April 2012 (4 months)
8 USAID / Development Alternatives Inc. Raising Community Awareness through a Stability Calendar (HWZ021) Sar Hawza Paktika To assist the District Governor in designing and printing the calendars with district-relevant images and messaging. - to distribute the calendars through shura members, school principals and other community representatives. April 2012 – June 2012 (2.5 months )
9 USAID / Development Alternatives Inc. Improving Educational Opportunities for Vulnerable Youth (HWZ022) Sar Hawza, Paktika Increase District GIRoA capacity and extend its reach by providing youth winter courses during school break. -Conduct winter courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology for 500 students in three Sar Hawza High schools in grade 7-12. December 2011 – May 2012 (5 months)