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  • About ECI

    Enabled Children Initiative is an independent non-profit registered in the US as a 501 c3 and as a charity in the UK. ECI supports orphaned and abandoned disabled children, or those at risk of being abandoned, in Afghanistan. We work to improve the children’s quality of life and help them reach their full potential. Our staff are all volunteers, which means 100% of funds raised go directly to the benefit of the children we support, their caretakers, and educators.

    Activities

    ECI provides comprehensive residential services to support disabled orphans in one private care home in Kabul, Window of Hope, and works with the UK charity Children in Crisis to provide support to disabled orphans residing in the two-state orphanages in Kabul, Allahuddin, and Tahia Maskan. ECI also works to prevent institutionalization of children and reintegrate children with their families through a pilot program in Kabul province that enables families with disabled children to care for their child within the home.

    Unique Services

    ECI provides a unique service in Afghanistan not currently offered by the Afghan government or other NGOs. We provide a safety net to some the most vulnerable children in need of protection and nurturing.

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  • Leadership

    Lael Mohib

    Director and Board of Trustees

    Lael is director of the Enabled Children Initiative, which she founded in 2012. She has lived and worked in Afghanistan since 2009.

    Laila Nazarali

    UK Board of Trustees

    Laila is currently serving as a Human Rights Officer for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva. From 2009 to 2013, she worked in Afghanistan. Laila volunteered at Window of Hope private care home in Kabul from 2010 to 2014.

    Karen Dahlgren

    UK Board of Trustees

    Karen works for Leicestershire County Council in the UK as a family support worker. From 2007 to 2012, she worked for Children in Crisis in Kabul as a Social Work Advisor and volunteered at Window of Hope. Involvement with several cases of abandoned children with special needs prompted her to become involved in advocating for support for these children.

    Siavash Rahbari

    US Board of Trustees

    Siavash is currently the Rule of Law Specialist at The Asia Foundation in Kabul where he works on legal aid policy and legal education. In Afghanistan, he has worked with the ​​Open Society Foundation, the International Development Law Organization, and the International Legal Foundation. He has volunteered at Window of Hope care home since 2009.

    Jennifer Glasse

    US Board of Trustees

    Jennifer has been with Al Jazeera English since 2011 and is now a correspondent in Kabul in Afghanistan. She has reported across continents for multiple news organizations since 1993. In 1997, she won an Overseas Press Club award for her work in Zaire and in 2003 she received a Gracie Allen award.

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    ECI RESIDENTIAL AND REHABILITATIVE CENTRE

    ECI is now working on building a large residential and rehabilitative center with a special needs school in the Qasaba area of Kabul. We are doing this in collaboration with the Afghan government. It’s a long journey and we have just embarked on it.

    For more information please see here.

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