It's competition time!

Over the past year, here at Afghanaid we’ve been getting very into our plants - we’ve grown attached to our local parks, covered our homes in leafy companions, and tried our hands at some gardening. To celebrate our tree planting work in Afghanistan and World Environment Day, we’re asking you to get involved with our #BigPlant competition to cover our online community with greenery, too. 

Get involved in 3 easy steps:

1. Take a picture of your #BigPlant and share it online

Find your favourite plant - in your house, your garden, or perhaps one in your local park - and take a photo. Post it on your socials between Saturday 5th and Saturday 19th June to be in with a chance of winning a copy of Durkhanai Ayubi's Parwana recipe book!

Why not share Haji Nasruldeen's (pictured, right) story in your caption, and help spread the word about why reforestation in Afghanistan is so important?

2. Tag us using our handles and the hashtag

To enter the competition, make sure to use the #BigPlant hashtag, and tag us on Facebook (, Twitter (@afghanaid), or Instagram (@afghanaidhq) so that your entry counts, and also so we can see and share your beautiful plant photos on our feed.

3. Keep your eyes peeled on the prize draw

Every picture of a plant you post tagging Afghanaid and using the #BigPlant hashtag will enter you into our prize draw. We will announce the winner of the Parwana book on our social channels on Monday 21st June!

This competition is for UK-based entrants only.

Join us and Plant for Prosperity

Four decades of conflict, coupled with a changing climate and increasing natural disasters, have had a devastating impact on the people of Afghanistan and the natural environment, once pristine and rich in biological diversity. This makes finding food a major challenge and puts families at risk when unexpected crises like the pandemic occur.

Led by local people, we're supporting communities to tackle the compounding effects of the pandemic and the climate crisis by providing income opportunities, and equipping people across the country with the tools and skills they need to restore their local ecosystems, replant trees, adopt sustainable farming techniques, and start viable businesses of their own.

Find out more about this work

Celebrate the power of plants with us today and donate to help Afghans plant the seeds of a more prosperous tomorrow: