The Afghan Australian Development Organisation (AADO) provides education and vocational training in Afghanistan for those with minimal opportunities, particularly women and girls, to develop professional skills thereby fostering sustainable livelihoods. 

AADO has a proven track record of high outcome, low cost programs delivered by local project staff who have deep community networks and trusted relationships.

AADO respects Afghan culture and traditions, prides itself on minimising overhead costs and distributing close to 100% of its financial resources directly to development projects. We employ a small local project management team and field staff, and create formal and non-formal educational opportunities for disadvantaged Afghans.

In the last ten years, AADO has implemented numerous projects in Kabul, Herat and Parwan provinces, providing vocational training, basic literacy, in-service teacher training and resources for educational institutions. It has also installed wells and sanitation facilities. AADO helps to empower Afghans by providing opportunities to access education and training, advance sustainable livelihoods, improve health and build stronger communities. AADO also works with women and girls, particularly in rural communities, to improve their access to education, health care and employment, to help overcome discrimination and protect their human rights.

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  • Check out AADO's 2015 Annual Report on our website under Who we are/Resources 8 weeks ago
  • RT @DiasporaAction: Dr Nouira Salehi, Director, @aado_aus , talks about the challenges faced in the field of education in Afghanistan. http… 11 weeks ago
  • Dr Nouria Salehi presented AADO's development work to today's forum on 'Diaspora and Afghanistan', organised by Diaspora Action Australia. 11 weeks ago
  • RT @KabulInsider: Afghan school girls 1960s @KabulInsider #comingsoon @IliassAlami @SuleimanAmanzad 17 weeks ago
  • Snow Monkey @ MIFF: Australian photojournalist's riveting journey through an Afghanistan you'll never see on the news 27 weeks ago
  • RT @AWLconnect: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has moved to advance women to the Supreme Court and in the peace process. His... http:/… 28 weeks ago
  • RT @AWLconnect: Malalai Shinwari has been one of the most active and vocal recent female leaders and politicians of Afghanistan.... http://… 1 month ago
  • President Ghani appoints female governor for Daikundi province - Khaama Press (KP) | Afghan News Agency 1 month ago
  • Our thoughts are with Afghan MPs who came to Australia in 2013 for AADOs Roundtable on Afghan women and peace & reconciliation post-2014. 1 month ago
  • RT @ACFID: Changes in social policies will do more than economic growth to lift people out of poverty #EvidencePractice 1 month ago
  • AADO gives Afghanistan’s street-working children a chance to learn a trade. 1 month ago
  • AADO President Nouria Salehi addressing a group of young women. 1 month ago


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