CONTINUE TO SUPPORT OUR WORK IN AFGHANISTAN
THE TALIBAN NO LONGER PERMIT WOMEN
TO WORK OR ATTEND SCHOOL
SINCE TAKING OVER
Dentists who can still work must be provided private transportation to and from the clinics. Women in Afghanistan cannot work any longer, so Taliban guards in the city harass women waiting for public transportation. Our female dentists are also Hazara sect members, persecuted by the Taliban, so they face great danger just being on the street in these times.
Please continue to help support our work in Afghanistan, which has been ongoing since 2003. The Afghanistan Dental Relief Project has provided free dental treatment to over 200,00 of Afghanistan’s poorest citizens since its formation. Our technical schools educate young Afghans to be dental professionals with the highest standards: dental assistants, hygienists, laboratory technicians. Our dentists are trained by dental professional volunteers to perform at the high standards that cannot otherwise be found in Afghanistan, allowing patients who would normally have to travel to Dubai or India to receive the same quality treatment in Afghanistan without having to leave the country. Fees for this high-quality treatment help pay the expenses of operating the project, but at this time, hardly anyone has a job and few can afford this treatment. This is why your support is even more important to help our project survive.
The Taliban Afghanistan have closed our clinics. The cost of moving all of our infrastructure to new land and developing all of the necessary infrastructure, installing a well and electricity, will be over $10,000. We need to help our staff survive during this time so that they can eat and pay their living expenses.
Afghanistan never needed another war; it only needed infrastructure support and an economy. We have worked hard for the last twenty years to make this a reality. None of our management staff receives any compensation for their roles in making the project a reality.
Volunteers come from around the world to help in this work, paying their own expenses. Please join with us to support this valuable service to people who are unable to help themselves.
Dr. James G. Rolfe, President and Founder, Afghanistan Dental Relief Project, 501C3