War Child UK announces new appeal to prevent children in Afghanistan being Torn From Home
War Child’s new ‘Torn From Home’ appeal launched today, raising funds to help keep children affected by war in Afghanistan at home and safe.
The UK government will be matching all public donations to the appeal which will enable a project focused on increasing access to local employment and learning to drive lasting change. Key to this will be the build of two multi-purpose support centres in Afghanistan to host a range of activities in a safe and accessible community space. War Child UK’s team will support younger children up to the age of 14 return to school and provide a package of support to older children aged 15-17, to include business skills training, local apprenticeship placement or business start-up mentoring.
Rob Williams, CEO of War Child UK said: “We are thrilled that the UK government will be doubling public donations to our Torn From Home appeal. Not only will this make the generosity of the public go twice as far, but it will have a significant impact on our work in Afghanistan, and to the lives of the children and families we are supporting there. The matched funding will truly help to make our mission a reality – to enable children to build better lives for themselves in the safety of their communities and their home, for the long term”