The tragic attack on the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) in 2016 claimed the lives of at 13 and injured several others. However, a lesser told story was the tale of Kabul’s School for Blind located next door to AUAF that got caught in the crossfire and suffered tremendous losses to their infrastructure.
Afghanistan’s only educational facility for the visually-impaired, the school was in fact used by the insurgents as a gateway into the university. OTR helped create a crowdfunding campaign and a short film to raise funds for the school to get their playground and music rooms rebuilt, as well as replace their Braille machine.
– Text by Ruchi Kumar
Community Development | Afghanistan