Providing rural Afghanistan with the educational, medical, and business tools they need to thrive.
BLiSS (Birth Life Saving Skills)
BLiSS is a community-based health education program covering basic health, pregnancy, birth, new-born care and family planning. The course is taught to both men and women, and aims to raise community awareness of maternal-child health issues, and to significantly reduce high rates of maternal and neo-natal mortality.
Morning Star’s Tangi Saidan Community Center offers educational classes to school-aged children.
“I am so happy my children will have it better than I did when I was their age. Many thanks to Morning Star!”
LaBBS (Literacy & Basic Business Skills for Women)
LaBBS is a one year course for women to equip them to start their own small local businesses. The LaBBS program goal is to enable illiterate and semi-literate women 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. 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.
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.
Sitara (meaning star), an Afghan handicraft business, was started with the hope that the women doing the embroidery would one day become rays of hope, shining like bright stars in their homes and communities. These handmade items are a product of women, often widows, who do not have any other way to make money. Producing and selling Afghan handicrafts gives them a sense of accomplishment and self-worth in a country where most women do not even know that they have value and are loved.
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.