Fact Sheet

Mhair Educational, Health and Human Rights Organization (MEHHRO) Striving for a better future for Afghan people

Background:

Mhair Educational, Health and Human Rights Organization (MEHHRO) is a non-profit, non-sectarian and non-political humanitarian organization which was founded in 2002 by Afghan Veteran, Eng. Mohammad Daud Rashiq to help local communities recover from three decades of war.Mhair Educational, Health and Human Rights Organization (MEHHRO) is a registered non-profit organisation and its projects across Afghanistan is funded by several International donor organisations, United Nations and Govt. of Afghanistan. For more than Eighteen years MEHHRO has conducted successful public awareness campaigns and mobilised youth and local communities for human rights, women rights, gender, conflict resolution and anti- corruption .

Vision:

MEHHRO’s vision is to realize a socially aware, prosperous, and healthy society in Afghanistan where quality social services are provided based on the principles of democracy, social justice and peace.

Mission:

MEHHRO’s mission is to improve lives and livelihoods of Afghans through education, literacy training and sustainable developmental projects in order to see an Afghanistan free from poverty, violence and discrimination, where human rights are respected and all live in dignity, enjoy equal opportunity and social justice.

Objectives:


• Provide public awareness of human rights, women rights, education, gender, conflict resolution and anti-corruption through engaging local communities in awareness raising sessions mostly targeting youth and women.
• Reduce poverty, unemployment and vulnerability and with particular focus on women, girls, boys and vulnerable groups such as persons with disabilities, refugees and IDPs.
• Provide access to justice initiatives to women victims of violence.
• Fighting against corruption and encouraging good governance.

Projects Summary:

MEHHRO has implemented over 60 projects in the areas of: Vocational Education and Adult Literacy, Humanitarian assistance and Emergency Relief, Civic Education and Advocacy and Conflict Resolution and Peace Building. The target focus are the most vulnerable women, children, youth, IDPs, returnees and refugees. These multi-sectoral projects have benefitted about 5 million vulnerable people across several provinces in Afghanistan. MEHHRO’s projects are funded and technically supported by the World Bank, WFP, USAID, UNIFEM, GIZ, IOM, The Asia Foundation and many other donor organisations.

Governance and Management:

MEHRRO is ably administered and supported by a team of qualified National as well as International Professionals with technical proficiency in sustainable community development, humanitarian assistance, education, training and financial and accounting domains. The Board of Directors is the overall governing body to provide policy directions and supports MEHHRO to achieve its goals as per the organisational vision and mission. Supervised by the Board of Directors, the Management Board consists of senior executives headed by the General Director. The Management Board is responsible for overall management and operations of the projects across the country. They are responsible for developing the organisational strategy plans, budgets and implementing and managing the performance. At the main office in Kabul, the management Board of MEHHRO is led by the General director, Deputy Director, Program Advisor, Program Manager, Administrative and Finance Manager and observers from the Provincial offices of MEHHRO. Apart from the main office in Kabul, MEHHRO has fully operational provincial offices located in Kunduz Balkh and Khost Provinces.

Projects Implemented:

Since inception, MEHHRO has successfully implemented projects with the support of international donors and UN agencies under four main headings of Vocational Training and Literacy, Humanitarian Assistance and Relief, Civic Education and Advocacy and Conflict Resolution and Peace Building. Following is a list of some major ongoing and completed projects:



Ongoing Projects:



No Name of Donor / Sponsor Organisation Project Title Location / Province Overview of Project Project Start Year Project end year
1 World Bank and Afghan Government Eshteghal Zaiee-Karmondena Project (EZ_KAR) Khost Eshteghal Zaiee-Karmondena 01/01/2020 12/31/2023
2 UN-Habitat Youth action for Safety and security for urban Women and Girls Mazar-e- Sharif Youth action for Safety and security for urban Women and Girls 10/1/2019 10/31/2020
3 The Asian Foundation (TAF) Afghanistan Support for Non-State Justice Providers and Advocates for Peace In Afghanistan Parwan, Kunduz, Balkh, and Bamyan Peace Building by providing trainings to non-state actors in legal concepts and restorative justice 08/01/2015 08/31/2016

Conflict Resolution Training:



No Name of Donor / Sponsor Organisation Project Title Location / Province Overview of Project Project Start Year Project end year
1 IOM Train Balkh-e- Bastan National Committee: Enhancing conflict resolution Balkh Provided conflict resolution training to 39 DDA members of Balkh District Feb 22, 2015 March 11,2014
2 CCI Establishing Case Referrals and Case History to Resolve Recurrent Dispute: Ghazni Ghazni (Muqur & Qarabagh) Provision of Case recording; case registration and case referral training to formal and informal justice sector Conduction of jirgas and resolution of 6 conflicts July 31, 2014 October 23,2014
3 CCI Establishing Case Referrals and Case History to Resolve Recurrent Dispute: Khost Khost Provision of Case recording; case registration and case referral training to formal and informal justice sector Conduction of jirgas and resolution of 9 conflicts July 31, 2014 October 23,2014
4 CCI / USAID Tradition before violence: Promoting Stability by Conflict resolution training (SHM0001) Shamal, Khost To improve dispute resolution mechanisms and bodies within Shamal district through a Conflict resolution training to provide 9 day training for 30 Leaders to hold a series of conflict resolution Jirgas for 30 tribal leaders June 2013 September 2013
5 CCI / USAID Promoting Justice and Stability Through Conflict Resolution Training (MQR0002) Muqur, Ghazni To improve dispute resolution mechanisms and bodies within Muqur district through a Conflict resolution training -to provide training for 60 Leaders –to hold a series of conflict resolution jirgasfor 60 tribal leaders May 2013 August 2013 (2 ½ months)
6 CCI / USAID Promoting Justice And Stability Through Conflict Resolution Training (TRZ0002) TereZayi, Khost To improve dispute resolution mechanisms and bodies within Tere Zayi district through a Conflict resolution training -to provide5 days training for 30 Leaders –to hold a series of conflict resolution Jirgas for 60 tribal leaders. December 2012 April 2013 (4.5 months)
7 The AsiCCI / USAID Enhancing Stability through Community Leaders Conflict Resolution Training (QBG0002) Qarabagh, Ghazni To improve dispute resolution mechanisms and bodies within the community by building the capacity of local leaders -to train 60 leaders in conflict resolution practices; -to hold three conflict resolution Jirgas, -to strengthen traditional mechanisms to help mitigate illegitimate rule of law and strengthen communities’ resilience against insurgent actors in Qarabagh district critical to the stability of Ghazni province. - To increase the legitimacy of GIRoA and customary leaders as a source of justice and dispute resolutions for district residents. -To improve dispute resolution mechanisms and bodies within the community. December 2012 March 2013 (3.5 months)
8 USAID / Development Alternatives Inc. Enhancing Stability in Muqur through Conflict Mitigation Training (MQR008) Muqur, Ghazni - To provide conflict resolution training and organize a series of dispute resolution Jirgas for district leaders of Muqur. - The training will be offered to 35 trainees, consisting of 10 government officials and 25 tribal Shura leaders, who will be selected in coordination with district governor (DG). -Trainings lasted 24 days.-Train participants to better mitigate conflicts and be more effective in managing peaceful relationships. -hold three conflict resolution Jirgas with 150 tribal leaders on a fortnightly basis to resolve existing conflicts and discussing culturally appropriate resolution mechanisms - To increase the legitimacy of GIRoA as a source of justice and dispute resolutions for district residents. February 2012 June 2012 (4 months)
9 USAID / Development Alternatives Inc. Enhancing Stability in Tere Zayi through Conflict Mitigation Training, TereZayi, Khost Tere Zayi, Khost - To provide conflict resolution training for customary leaders of Tere Zayi. The training will be offered to 30 trainees - And three -hour class sessions, six days a week for a total of 24 days of class. - To increase the legitimacy of Traditional leaders and GIRoA as a source of justice and dispute resolutions for district residents. March 2012 June 2012
10 USAID / Development Alternatives Inc. Mitigating Tribal and Intertribal Conflicts through Jirgas (BRM085) Skhin, Barmal, Paktika To organize a dispute resolution Jirga with Skhin tribal elders -To mitigate a long standing tribal conflict and strengthen customary resolution mechanism. January 2012 April 2012
11 USAID / Development Alternatives Inc. Mitigating Tribal Conflicts through a Resolution Jirga (BRM070) Shkin, Barmal, Paktika Providing training opportunities to 30 selected tribal leaders of Shkin area, Paktika Province so that they were capacitated in to resolve tribal disputes at the local level, and serve to build new partnerships between district officials and tribal leadership. - Trainings in conflict mitigation, and on how to resolve disputes for 30 tribal leaders who improved their capacity. - Enabling these participants to empower customary leadership as a source of tribal and inter-tribal conflict resolution. October 2011 January 2012
12 USAID / Development Alternatives Inc. Enhancing Stability in Shkinthrough Conflict Mitigation Training (BRM054) Shkin, Barmal, Paktika Providing training opportunities to selected tribal leaders of Shkinarea, Paktika Province so that they were capacitated in to resolve tribal disputes at the local level, and serve to build new partnerships between district officials and tribal leadership. -Trainings in conflict mitigation, and on how to resolve disputes for 30 tribal leaders who improved their capacity. -Enabling these participants to empower customary leadership as a source of tribal and inter-tribal conflict resolution. August 2011 December 2011

Vocational Trainings and Literacy Courses:



No Name of Donor / Sponsor Organisation Project Title Location / Province Overview of Project Project Start Year Project end year
1 AWDP / USAID Vocational Training and Employment services for construction workers Mazar-e-Sharif To provide vocational training to mid-level construction workers- to provide business management training for women - to provide employment services to trainees- To provide job placement and promotion services to 230 semi and mid-level employees. Jan 20 2015 Sep 19, 2015
2 GIZ Basic construction skills Balkh and Jawzjan Providing vocational trainings to 192 IDPs May 23, 2015 Sep 23, 2015
3 WFP General Food Distribution, ESRP, Food for Asset Khost province Brooks cleaning, repairing roads and Karezs cleaning in different locations over 2 months Construction of Protection wall- distribution of Food items in case of emergencies, to refugees, etc. May 2014 December 2014
4 SIKA-East Embroidery Training Baraki Barak, Logar To provide a 36 days embroidery training to 40 household women.The overall goal of the projectwas empowerment of women in Baraki Barak district of Logar Province through embroidery vocational training. December 2013 February 2014
5 AWDP / USAID Vocational Training and Employment services for construction workers Kunduz To provide vocational training to mid-level construction workers- to provide business management training for women - to provide employment services to trainees- to provide job placement services April 2013 September 2013
6 AWDP / USAID To provide vocational training to mid-level construction workers- to provide business management training for women - to provide employment services to trainees- to provide job placement services Mazar-e-Sharif To provide vocational training to mid-level construction workers- to provide business management training for women - to provide employment services to trainees- to provide job placement services December 2012 October 2013
7 WFP School feeding and General Food Distribution Paktia, Paktika, Khost Distribution of High Nutrition biscuits and oil to students registered with government schools- distribution of Food items in case of emergencies, to refugees, etc. May 2013 December 2013
8 WFP Conditional Seasonal Support, Khost, Paktika Paktika, Khost Brooks cleaning, repairing roads and Karezs cleaning in different locations over 2 months - improve the local infrastructure - rehabilitation and the cleaning of brooks and Karezs and the reparation of roads, the project directly addresses the problem of the pollution of the water and of malnutrition. May 2013 August 2013
9 WFP Food for work Terezayi, Gurbuzand Mondozai, Khost Reparation of roads, cleaning of karezs and brooks- distribution of food to workers, in exchange of work. November 2012 January 2013
10 IRD Skill and literacy Program for Men Jaji Aryoub and Ahmad Khail, Paktia Provide learning opportunitiesto men so that they will becapacitated on reading, writingand skills development,-provision of training in tailoring radio and tape recorder repair,steel work, and carpentry-assist and provide education opportunity and vocationaltraining-facilitate and promote locale entrepreneurship- facilitate market access adlinkage for the trainees. May 2010 January 2011
11 IRD Cherma Dozi literacy and gender Training Jaji Aryoub District,Paktia Provide learning opportunitiesfor 120 women so that womenwill be capacitated in reading,writing and doing numeracy-Provision of Cherma Dozi Vocational training to 120women to improve their livingconditions-Provision of gender awarenesstrainings to the 120 women. February 2009 October 2009
12 GTZ Handbag making Training & literacy course for women Dashti Archi, Kunduz Vocational training course for women to learn how to make handbags-literacy training for women October 2004 February 2005

Humanitarian Assistance projects:



No Name of Donor / Sponsor Organisation Project Title Location / Province Overview of Project Project Start Year Project end year
1 WFP Asset Creation, ESRP and NDP Maton, Ali Shear, Nadarshah Kot, Khost Provovince Planting 5000 plants in SheakhZahid University, food for work in three districts, building two retaining walls and rehabilitating one canal. March 1, 2014 June 30, 2015
2 WFP General Food Distribution, ESRP, Food for Asset Khost province Brooks cleaning, repairing roads and Karezs cleaning in different locations over 2 months Construction of Protection wall- distribution of Food items in case of emergencies, to refugees, etc May 2014 December 2014
3 WFP School feeding and General Food Distribution Paktia, Paktika, Khost -Distribution of High Nutrition biscuits and oil to students registered with government schools- distribution of Food items in case of emergencies, to refugees, etc May 2013 December 2013
4 WFP Conditional Seasonal Support, Khost, Paktika Paktika, Khost Brooks cleaning, repairing roads and Karezs cleaning in different locations over 2 months - improve the local infrastructure - rehabilitation and the cleaning of brooks and Karezs and the reparation of roads, the project directly addresses the problem of the pollution of the water and of malnutrition May 2013 August 2013
5 WFP Food for work Terezayi, Gurbuz and Mondozai, Khost Reparation of roads, cleaning of karezs and brooks- distribution of food to workers, in exchange of work November 2012 January 2013

Civic Education Training:



No Name of Donor / Sponsor Organisation Project Title Location / Province Overview of Project Project Start Year Project end year
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
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 2013 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
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
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
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
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
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
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

Training projects conducted before 2005:



No Name of Donor / Sponsor Organisation Project Title Location / Province Overview of Project Project Start Year
1 UNIFEM Handbag making & literacy course for women Balkh Provided handbag making & literacy course for 30 IDP women 2003(3 months)
2 UNIFEM Sandal making & literacy course for women Balkh Provided sandal making & literacy course for 50 women in Mazar-e- Sharif City 2004(4 months)
3 UNIFEM Shoes making & literacy course for women Herat Provided shoes making & literacy course for 60 women in Herat City 2004(4 months)
4 UNIFEM Organizing celebration day for Women Balkh Arranged women day for 300 women in Balkh District 2004(1 day)
5 UNIFEM Shoes making & literacy course for women in Balkh Provided shoes making & literacy course for 25 women 2004 (4 months)
6 GTZ Handbag making for women Takhar Provided handbag making & literacy course for 30 women 2004 (4 months)
7 The Asia Foundation Workshop on democracy building Kabul Provided democracy building training to the Afghan Hindus 2004 (4 months)
8 PRT Tailoring Classes for women Kunduz Provided Tailoring course for 30 women 2005 (3 months)
9 PRT Mattress &Blanket making courses for youth Kunduz Provided Blanket and Mattress making courses for 30 young women 2005(1 month)
10 PRT Distribution of Toys/Dolls Kunduz Distributed 1000 Kgs toys and dolls for orphans in Kunduz 2005(1 month)