Our days in Afghanistan helped in some way to shape who we are today. The Afghanistan of our youth is gone, forever perhaps. The country that we fell in love with needs our assistance. The NGOs below are connected in some way to the greater Scorpion family and they all do amazing work.
Please consider making a donation to one or all of these three organizations.
Whatever you can afford to give would be greatly appreciated -- $5, $10, $15, it all adds up. Consider pledging in memory of someone who loved Afghanistan.
We are not setup as a charitable entity and therefore direct donations to us would not be tax deductible. However, tax deductible donations may be made directly to these organizations. So that we may track and share with these organizations the amount generated through this effort, could you please fill out the pledge form, even if it's only the amount. You may also opt out of having your name published as a donor on this site, or shared with the NGO organization by selecting the 'opt out' option.
PARSA, a Scorpion effort to help Afghans.
American University of Afghanistan (located at the AISK site).
"AUAF is the only private, not-for-profit, independent university chartered under the Afghan Constitution and Ministry of Higher Education of the Afghan government. It was founded in 2006 by Dr. Sharif Fayez, a former Minister of Higher Education. AUAF is dedicated to providing a world-class higher education that prepares students from Afghanistan and the region to be tomorrow's leaders. The university promotes an atmosphere of tolerance, hard work, intellectual rigor, and freedom of expression."
Afghanistan Center at Kabul University, funded by the Dupree Foundation, an effort to preserve information and documents pertaining to recent Afghan history.
"A primary Foundation goal is to ensure the sustainability of the Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University (ACKU). Programs offer Afghans from all walks of life, especially the youth, incentives to acquire and employ information that will help them address the challenges of rebuilding their nation. These activities also involve students and scholars from abroad so as to raise international understanding of Afghanistan, its culture and its aspirations."