2009: A Traditional Birth Attendant/Community Health
Worker and Literacy project in 2009 was successfully
implemented in Saighan district of Bamyan province by
The Central Afghanistan Committee (CAWC), training 27
women from 10 villages. The 9 month program was
effectively completed in December 2009.
2009: The Solar Electrification of Dehlona Girls High
School in Saighan was successfully completed on 16th
July 2009. This was Part I of a two phase project to
provide Computer Training for boys and girls from the
boys and girls High Schools, teaching, administrative,
and local government staff.
2009-2010: Computers & Computer Training project was
completed on 30th November 2010:
Computers and ancillary equipment were installed and the
laptops placed behind glass screens in individual desks.
The trainees used separate keyboards and ‘mice’ during
training. 6 laptop computers, a scanner, a printer, a
projector and associated equipment, as well as provision
of training for 6 months + a further six months training
(1st June - 30th November 2011)
Governor of Bamyan, H.E. Habiba Surabi, on 24th Oct.
stated that she had been to Bamyan City for the
‘Concorde’ University Entrance Examinations, and noticed
a number of girls who she had never noticed or even
heard about before, a unique occasion. It was
established that most of the girls (10) had attended the
SAFE Computer Training classes in Saighan.
2010 October: Saighan Water Supply Scheme:
Water of Life Project 2010
- (Bishop’s Appeal World Aid Development Programme)
Water Supply Project, in conjunction with a 2 month
course of Hygiene Education for the women, addressed the
issue of disease caused by polluted water, and provided
filtered and clean potable water for the communities.
The entire water supply is ‘gravity fed’ and no pump or
other device has been employed. The water is filtered
before entering the first reservoir, and has also been
District manager, considered the project to be one of
the best, if not the best, that had been implemented in
the district. Beneficiaries: approximately 3000 people.
individual Tap Stations, 2 reservoirs, and 1 water tank
with taps: Total plastic pipe used: 4.1 Kms or (2.6
2011: A Micro-Hydro Project for Chacha and Qala villages
in Begal Valley of Bamyan province.
Approximately 1500 people, 200 households. Each
household now has 4 lights, and the water mill will be
used during the day for milling wheat after the harvest.
2012: Shahidan Clinic Greenery & Clinic Compound
seesaws, 2 slides, 2 swings, 8 benches, a covered area
and table have been constructed and installed in the
grounds for patients, relatives and their children. Pine
needle trees and shrubs have also been planted. In
addition, an extensive brick lined and gravelled walkway
has also been constructed and fine river sand spread in
the playground area.
2011 & 2014: Limited financial assistance to Refah
Private Co-Educational Primary School in Dasht-e-Barchi,
District 13 Kabul City:
has provided limited financial assistance (Chairs and
tables for students, a white board, & teaching support
tools, Science equipment, gravel, a laptop & printer) to
Refah Private Co-Educational Primary School in
Dasht-e-Barchi, Kabul. Refah reported that they hosted a
very successful summer school for Korean-American
students and teachers in 2013. Refah’s pupils are drawn
from the poor carpet-weaving community the district. The
bulk of the population in District 13 is of Hazara
2012: A Water Supply Scheme for Chacha and Qala
Villages, (200+ households), and a two month Hygiene
Training Course: Begal Valley, Bamyan province.
project, modelled on the unique one funded by Bishops’
Appeal 2010 “Water of Life Project 2010”, is limited to
200 households and 2 Mosques.
reinforced concrete reservoirs and 18 tap stations have
been constructed, ensuring much easier access to safe
drinking water, as well as the households benefitting
from a Hygiene Training course.
source of water for the scheme is a fountain of two
adjoining springs that are located at a distance of
2,400 metres (2.4 km) from Chacha village and 2,600
metres (2.6 km) from Qala village.
April/May 2013: Shahidan Clinic wall:
wall was necessary to provide essential privacy &
security, as well as protection against bitingly cold
winds during the winter and dust during the summer.
Brick masonry was used for the construction of the
Shahidan Clinic boundary wall from its original 95cm
height to the required height of 2.2 Metres.
additional support to ensure the wall is strengthened,
brick columns were constructed every 3 metres, with a
thickness of one and half bricks
cm RCC peak was constructed on top of the wall to
prevent damage by rain and snow, and the wall was then
plastered and painted.
2014-2015: 12 months Honey and Beekeeping training in 3
villages in the Saighan district of Bamyan province,
1st May 2014 to 30th April
2015 for 18 couples (husband and wife).
production of honey and growth of the colonies varied in
the three villages depending on the individual
performances of the beekeepers. Between 16–28 kg of
honey was harvested by each couple in the three
villages, which is fairly satisfactory for the first
year. The business is optimistically expected to
flourish once the products get into larger markets in
Altogether a very satisfactory 12 month project and
carried out by Afghans for Afghans, with absolutely no
expatriate involvement. The choosing of 18 couples (man
and wife) worked extremely well and the Chairman was
very happy to notice the excellent rapport between man
and wife in the overall maintenance of the hives and
extraction of honey.
May 2015 & 2016: SAFE contributed, through ‘Kickstarter’,
to the air travel, Irish visa, and board and lodging
expenses of a 32 year old Afghan lady, Masooma Ibrahimi
who was awarded a scholarship to attend the 10th Summer
School in Cinema, Human Rights & Advocacy held in Galway
University from June 18th–27th in 2015.
year, 2016, her short films got two awards from 2
festivals best short film award in international women
film festival in Herat and best script award in
International Human Rights film festival in Kabul.
documentary ‘SWAP’, was shortlisted in the eighth annual
Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) Human Rights
Film Awards, held in Dublin’s Light House Cinema on June
2016-2017: SAFE is replicating the Beekeeping
project in 2016, again in the Saighan district. 12
couples from Khwajagange and 2 couples from each of the
three villages selected for training in 2014, which
ensures continuity and a sharing of knowledge.
Khwajagange includes a number of sub-villages.
officials from the Bamyan Dept. of Agriculture visited
the villages in August and examined all the hives. They
reported to CAWC that having inspected the project in
all the villages, including the ’14-’15 beekeepers, they
found the Training Project to be successful and very
good indeed. They also reported that all hives, both
last year and current year, are free of any infections
and in good health.
SAFE’s unique ’14 project has resulted in a desire
amongst many village communities to engage in such a
small home industry.
From 2017 onwards those that have been trained must then