ANHAM Is Committed to Supporting Youth Outreach In Afghanistan
The Afghan Mobile Mini Circus for Children (MMCC) along with Afghanistan Educational Children’s Circus (AECC), both little-known charity organizations, have performed and conducted workshops for more than 2.7 million children in 25 provinces all over Afghanistan, including 14 Internally Displaced Camps since 2002.
These charities offer a combination of entertainment and essential educational messages such as health, landmine awareness, peace, and back to school messages. Delivered by professional Afghan artists in a purely local context these programs
are paving the way for cultural activities, even in parts of the country where music, singing and other forms of artistic expression have been suppressed or forgotten for decades.
ANHAM, the Subsistence Prime Vendor in Afghanistan, which first met with MMCC in 2014, donated and delivered building materials as well as 20-foot shipping containers that were converted and refurbished into “Funtainers.” These Funtainers function as mobile workshops that can be taken to schools to teach children circus skills like juggling in order to build confidence in the displaced children.
We continued with much of the same in 2015, but the charity was forced to move out of their main facility and then, having secured a donation of land, moved once again due to security concerns. After securing the land in late 2015, MMCC had start from scratch once again. ANHAM then donated 36 x 20-foot shipping containers and arranged delivery so they MMCC could carry out its mission at its new location. ANHAM was privileged to be invited as one of the major donors to the MMCC’s grand opening on 02 April 2017, which featured entertainment by the children of MMCC who had learned their skills during the rebuilding phase.
ANHAM is proud to support the achievements of MMCC, which has, despite being a small charity, had a great impact on Afghanistan’s youngest generation. ANHAM committed to continuing its support such a good cause throughout 2017 and beyond.