Providing the Afghan people with the educational, medical, and business tools they need to thrive.
LaBBS (Literacy & Basic Business Skills)
LaBBS is a one year course to equip men and women to start their own small local businesses. The LaBBS program goal is to enable low-literate individuals to develop their hidden talents through training in business and literacy skills.
New Life Addiction Recovery
New Life is Morning Star’s addiction recovery program that assists both men and women. Today, there are 1.6 million addicts living in cities across Afghanistan and another 3 million struggling for survival in the countryside. New Life is serving those in this desperate need.
The New Life Addiction Recovery program teaches self-discipline and responsibility through exercise, counseling sessions, and vocational skills. Part of the vocational skills training includes making products like pizzas, furniture, and knives to train the men in various microenterprises. If you would like to purchase a Baba Mountain Knife to support this vital program which reunites men with their families and restores their dignity and self-worth, please go to Baba Mountain Knives for more information.
While not a relief agency, each year Morning Star provides logistical support for partner agencies desiring to bring relief services to Afghan families. Through these partnerships basic necessities are provided to families in desperate need of assistance.
Tangi Saidan Community Center
Morning Star’s Tangi Saidan Community Center is designed to bring vital services and empowerment to rural villages in the area.
The services offered at our Community Centers typically include:
- Primary health care clinic
- Birthing center
- Ambulance service
- Computer center
- Internet access
- Computer classes
- English classes
- Math classes
- Community health education
- Recreational programs
- Agricultural demonstration
- Business development services
- Clean water resources
- Local FM radio station
The Tangi Saidan Community Center serves approximately 50 surrounding villages.