Scouts and leaders under PARSA, a non-government organization operating in orphanages in Afghanistan, did their good turn as they helped residents of Sarobi District, in Kabul Province, which is worst-hit by the flooding August this year.
When Scout executives and leaders discovered that the building where they usually hold troop meetings was destroyed including the school that houses 1,100 female students, they immediately alerted the media, utilized social network, collected blankets, towels and clothes from national and international organizations and managed to raise certain amount of money.
With the amount raised, Scouts and leaders purchased classroom furniture like tables, chairs, cabinets, among others. They also bought school supplies and distributed it to the 1,100 female students who were happy to receive the reading materials.
Since Scouting in orphanages started a few years ago, it has now 1,500 boys and girls in Kabul, Ghor, Bamyan, Parwan, Baghlan, Kunduz, Takhar, Badakhshan and other provinces. Large part of the work of Afghan Scout program is evident in community service and projects.