Agriculture and Heath Development Organization (AHDO) was founded in January 2002 for the purpose of helping young and vulnerable men and women in Afghanistan and to increase the rate of employment for all Afghans and is committed to providing health, agriculture, education, humanitarian and emergency support to the most affected communities in the country. AHDO is registered with the Ministry of Planning in April 2002 with registration number 1047 and later with the Ministry of Economy in September 2005 with registration number 127 and became member of Afghan National Coordination Bureau (ANCB) in 2004. To this end, AHDO has developed reconstruction, training and education programs in provinces of Balkh, Paktia, Ghazni, Paktika, Logar, Parwan, Urozgan, Wardak, Khost and Kabul. AHDO has implemented both urban-based projects and shelter projects in Afghanistan since 2003. Several of the AHDO Projects integrated shelter, water and sanitation
Construction projects—shelters, schools (specializing in girls’ schools) and reconstruction of the Kabul River Retaining Wall. AHDO has extensive experience in school construction, having successfully constructed schools in Paktya and Kabul Provinces. In November 2007, AHDO completed construction of Qala Bibi Girls Primary School in the Qarabagh District of Kabul Province. This project was funded by the Falmouth, Maine (USA) Rotary Club.
AHDO has implemented successful literacy and training programs for women in Ghazni, Parwan, Paktya, Khost and Balkh Provinces. AHDO is currently implementing a Women’s Literacy project in Char Bolak District of Balkh Province that is funded by Rotary International Foundation. This project is a follow up to AHDO’s highly successful Learning for Life Literacy Project for women in Khost Province. Nearly 1,000 women were enrolled— 400 over the project target of 600. Transparency of fund expenditures, timely completion of projects and reporting Previous donors can attest to AHDO’s conscientious monitoring of donor funds, quality of work, timely completion of projects and accurate reporting.
A special emphasis of AHDO is promoting women’s education and training and a democratic environment for women in Afghan Society. AHDO has implemented training programs for women in Parwan and Ghazni, USAID Learning for Life Literacy and Educational Bridge Program for women in Khost Province and also implemented a women literacy project in Mazar