However you decide to get involved, we really can't thank you enough! Our #AtHomeHeroes will make a real difference in helping the Afghan communities we work with get through this crisis.

Take your pick from the suggestions below, suggest your own ways to help, take inspiration from what our previous supporters have got up to, and do something #ForAfghanistan. Whatever you're doing - make sure you have fun, video yourself doing it, share it online using the hashtag, nominate your friends and tag us! We can't wait to see what you get up to.


#ReadForAfghanistan 

On Tuesday 8th September, we celebrated International Literacy Day 2020 by celebrating our favourite books by Afghan authors and about Afghanistan. 

You can still be part of Afghanaid's Book Club! Simply pick a book from our list of recommendations, then post on social media or drop us a line letting us know your thoughts. We can't wait to have fruitful conversations with you all!

Need some inspiration? Why not check out our live discussion with Professor John Baily before diving in to his book, 'Music of Afghanistan: Professional Musicians in the City of Herat 1973-1977'!


#RideForAfghanistan

On Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th August, RideLondon, a festival of cycling where over 100,000 people take place in 7 different events, was due to take place. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was cancelled, but our supporters still did a #RideForAfghanistan. Anneli and Stephan both took on the challenge, each cycling over 90km!

You can still get involved - hop on your bike, or grab another set of wheels and set yourself a challenge to help support Afghan people make it through this challenging, uncertain time. Get your grandpa, sister or dog involved. Why not put on some fancy dress?

Need some inspiration?

On Sunday 26th April (the original marathon date), our supporters helped us make the day extremely special. We joined together to do 26 minutes of exercise as part of the London Marathon's 2.6 challenge (because not all of us can do 26 miles). Check out our highlights video:


#CookForAfghanistan

We have a ready-made, easy-to-follow guide packed full of delicious recipes and fantastic facts for you to hold your own #MyAfghanEvening. It's super simple: add new dishes to your repertoire, appreciate Afghanistan's incredible cuisine, and all whilst raising awareness of how others can help.

For instance, instead of making another loaf of banana bread, why not have a go at these incredible, melt in your mouth biscuits, Ab-E Dandon - you can find the recipe here, or follow the video below!

Remember to take videos and pictures of your cooking and #MyAfghanEvening efforts, and nominate your friends to have a go too!


#DanceForAfghanistan

Show your solidarity for Afghan communities we work with and join us in a #DanceForAfghanistan with our amazing friend, Ziba Tabrizi. Learn and video doing yourself this short dance, share your efforts online, and nominate friends to have a go as well.


#QuizForAfghanistan

Host your very own pub quiz and have fun whilst raising vital funds for the people of Afghanistan. Put your Afghanistan knowledge to the test by using our quiz questions and answers, or get creative and make up your own.

You could run your quiz live on social media or Tiltify and fundraise as you go, or charge people to take part.

Let us know how you get on, take videos and pictures during your quiz to share online, and remember to use the hashtag and tag us!


#CreateForAfghanistan

Exercise your creative muscles - paint, draw, write, or try something new. Our friends at ISHKAR and The Afghan Rug Shop are here to give you some inspiration.

Here’s how to make cufflinks like their amazing Afghan artisan suppliers:

Why not take inspiration from the wool dying-process as shown by Afghan rug suppliers:

On Wednesday 13th May, ISHKAR and The Afghan Rug Shop joined us for a live-panel discussion, "Ethical Business with Artisan Suppliers" - check out the recording!


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