Afghanistan Center for Excellence (ACE) is piloting a campaign “Don’t let good food go to waste – Donate it”. We are currently collecting surplus food from our two partner wedding halls (Qasr-e-Roya & Lucky Five) and repurposing it to provide meals for the less privileged members of our society.
ACE aims to convert food surplus into social surplus by serving hundreds of more families in the coming months. This initiative is not only providing meals but also to create awareness on how to control food waste, while encouraging greater involvement from the community. ACE is in the process of creating partnerships with other wedding halls and civil society organizations in order to facilitate with food supply and distribution.
ACE, in partnership with ROSHAN, implemented a pilot Anti-Littering project.
The selected neighborhood, famous as De Naw (behind Ministry of Water and Power), was the target of our anti-littering pilot campaign. The garbage, in coordination with Municipality, was removed systemically. The community mosque delivered Khutbas (Sermons) on the importance of cleanliness and hygiene. We also raised awareness among families and the role they can play in keeping their community clean. The dumping site has been converted into a mini-football field, which has become a key feature of community day to day life. Community walls have been painted with anti-littering messages. In addition, ACE also supported with the completion of a newly constructed community mosque.
ACE, in partnership with community social activists and Kabul Municipality, implemented a pilot project “Beautifying Kabul City”. ACE funded the painting of 1000 houses on Koh-de-Afghanan (De Afghanan Hill). This was done in an effort to beautify Kabul city. ACE’s efforts were appreciated both by Kabul Municipality and the community, promising to continue the initiative by painting the remaining houses.