Afghan Action

Afghan Action works to improve Afghans’ lives - and to dispel negative impressions of Afghanistan in the UK. In Afghanistan itself, it runs a Training and Business Incubation Centre in Kabul, teaching young men and women to weave handmade carpets or make clothes, along with basic literacy, numeracy and IT skills. It is looking to expand into new areas in the coming months. In the UK, it sells its products to raise funds for its projects, working mainly with supportive retailers. Afghan Action’s “Building Bridges” programme also fosters links between the Afghan diaspora and the British public. This helps Afghans’ voices to be heard and aids their full integration into British society.