Supporting Health and Education in Afghanistan
Australian Registered Small Melbourne Charity
AusGhan Aid Inc.
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AusGhan Aid believes in helping people in need and helping people realise their potential and. Since it’s inception 2008 in Melbourne, Australia. AusGhan Aid has purchased and funded a modern ambulance which collects and returns needy people in the outlying villages in Balkh provience of Northern Afghansitan. In the past these trips took 12-14 hours by donkeys and horses. So far, the ambulance has collected and retuned over 2000 people especially pregnant women and children. In addioition, AusGhan aid as provided educational supplies such backpacks, school books, pens and pencils to over 1100 primary school students in over 18 schools in the province. See video below for more details.
Our founder, Najaf Mazari arrived in Australia in 2001 by boat from Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan. He spent 4 months in Woomera Detention Centre before he moved to Melbourne and shortly after established his rug business on High St. With a desire to give back to his village and community, he established AusGhan Aid to support health and education services in Afghanistan. To know more about his story, read his best selling autobiography The Rug Maker of Mazar-e-Sharif.
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AusGhan AId raised sufficient funds to purchase a heavy duty ambulance to enable safe and comfortable transport for people in need of medical care who would otherwise be dependent on rudimentary forms of transport.
Currently, the ambulance is the only one in operation among the 76 villages in Balkh province. Prior to the ambulance servicing the area, people had to make the journey by donkey or horseback which can take 12 to14 hours to reach the hospital in Mazar-e-Sharif to seek medical attention.
AusGhan Aid Education
“I believe education is the most important tool for the young and a right for every human being. Being educated is not a privilege I had growing up, I remember being a young kid and getting kicked out of school because my family couldn’t afford to buy me a pen and paper. Since that day, I knew that when I had the means and power to, I would try my best to make a little difference so that no child felt the same way I felt at the time.” Najaf Mazari. Click here for more detail of the educational program.