Afghan Scouts at the World Jamboree

Arriving in Fukuka

We are very proud to announce that a delegation of Afghan Scouts, led by Amin Nayebi, has left for the 23rd World Scout Jamboree. This official event of the World Organization of the Scout Movement is being held in Kirara-hama, Yamaguchi City, Japan from July 28, to August 8, 2015.

We our very proud of our Afghan Scouts for attending this important Scouting event, and we are confident that they will do a wonderful job representing Scouting in Afghanistan.

Taking ready for Sleep\ Dubai Airport

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PARSA Eid Staff Party


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Our PARSA staff are usually operating in their own departments, Scouts focusing on Scout activities, women’s economics completely separate from psychosocial, finance and HR in a world apart from VoAY or our support staff. We all say hi on lunch and during tea breaks, but it is only during our staff parties that we all get to sit down and hang out together. To brighten up the tedious first day back to work after the Eid long weekend, we arranged our summer staff party to cheer up the mood. Delicious food, recognizing the achievements of all our departments, and recognizing those staff who have been stepping up to the plate these last few months – especially those from our Scout leadership team who spent the hot weeks of Ramazan traveling across the northern provinces getting our Scout programs running steadily. And who knew we have over 50 staff who work at our Marastoon offices!

Congratulations to all our staff, and Eid Mubarak!

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Eid at Shamsa Village

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On the third day of Eid we headed out to Shamsa Village Orphanage with a team of volunteers for a few hours of fun with the beautiful kids. We celebrated, played games, ate ice cream, and had a generally great Eid celebration. It was a wonderful day for everyone involved – those kids touch all of our hearts, and there is nothing better than seeing them smile.

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BORDA Dewats System at Shamsa Complete

This past Tuesday we celebrated the inauguration of the new sanitation system that has been installed at Shamsa Village Orphanage. Everyone at PARSA would like to extend a huge thank you to the Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association (BORDA) for taking on the project to install the new DEWATS sanitation system for the compound. Previously the septic tanks in use were not functioning correctly which created a very unsanitary, not to mention unpleasant, conditions for the children. A huge thank you also to the German Embassy who funded the project. Step by step Shamsa Village is becoming a leading model in Afghanistan for how great an orphanage can be.

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