Nowroz Luncheon to Celebrate Afghan New Year 1396 – Sunday 19th March, 2017
Book your tickets now!
Join with us to celebrate Nowroz, the Afghan New Year 1396 in the beautiful setting of a private historic home. All proceeds go to our education, training and livelihoods programs in Afghanistan.
As part of the $50 ticket, enjoy a traditional Afghan New Year drink on arrival followed by a buffet spread from the Afghan Gallery restaurant. A selection of wines and beers will be available at bar prices. An entertaining curated auction will give you the chance to bid on some terrific items, or for your party to sponsor a life-changing training opportunity for an Afghan woman and her family.
You can check out the pictures of the 2016 celebration further down this page under 2016 events.
Bring your family and friends – we can guarantee a great day out for a very good cause.
Book your tickets now via the Ticket Box on our Donate page, with 4 easy steps:
1. Click on ‘Buy Tickets’ which cost $50 each
2. Enter the total amount for your ticket purchase which shows as a donation to AADO
3. Under ‘Purpose’ add the names of your party
4. Proceed to PayPal or pay by credit card. Your tickets will be emailed to you with the venue’s address.
On Thursday 15 September, an enjoyable and challenging night was spent, trying to figure out the answers to some curly trivia questions to outscore the other tables. The event raised about $1400 for the Carpentry Program in Kabul – this will cover the teachers’ salaries and the trainees’ stipends for one month, which is terrific.
Read more about the Carpentry Project in Kabul.
Thanks to all those who attended. If you have any questions, please direct them to Jacquie at AADOevents@gmail.com.
A happy night of Afghan food and music
Held at the Afghan Gallery on 28th July, this enjoyable evening was attended by many young people who hadn’t eaten Afghan food before and who were delighted with the cuisine. Most people sat upstairs on cushions in Afghan style, Dr Nouria Salehi spoke of her work and AADO and the money raised from the evening will help our village life skills project.
Dust of Uruzgan concert
“A night to be remembered”
The Fred Smith “Dust of Uruzgan” concert was a great success. Fred is an amazing and convincing story teller as well as a great musician who writes powerful and meaningful songs about many things including Afghanistan.
If you missed the concert, view these videos…
“A very memorable occasion”
We celebrated the Afghan New year 1395 on March 20th by holding a fundraiser luncheon and auction at a beautiful historic home with many old and new friends of AADO.
Not only were we delighted with the venue, the weather, and the turnout, we were also blown away by the generosity and support of old and new friends of AADO.
Through tickets, the auction, donations and other sales on the day, we managed to raise over $10,000 to go towards funding our projects in Afghanistan.