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Student Volunteers Club

Introduction


Kardan University’s Volunteers Club is formed where all students from all programs can become members and participate in two types of campaigns; assisting the poor and cleaning the city. This club brings students of every background together to collaborate on opportunities to serve the community, meet people, make an impact in the lives of others, and positively represent Kardan University. Major programs considered for volunteering community include Social Services related to helping people in need and providing them with food items, clothes or money for fulfilling other basic needs. Eco Responsibility is the second type of initiatives considered for the volunteers where students join hands to raise awareness about the importance of having a clean city by planting trees and cleaning trash from different parts of the city.

Social Services


Helping Street Children and Poor People


According to the website awwproject.org, nearly two million Afghan children work to help support their families instead of going to school. Many are exposed to crime; most work even on winter’s coldest days. Often, they are responsible for buying food and fuel needed for their families’ survival.

As per Afghan government statistics, 42 per cent of Afghanistan's total population lives below the poverty line. Also, 20 percent of people living just above the poverty line are highly vulnerable to falling into poverty.

Here at Kardan University, the Volunteering Club will assist street children and poor people by providing them with food and clothing or money. This program will be organized at the beginning of each season or four times throughout a year.

Students who join this club will run campaigns to collect money, raw food, or clothes from anyone such as students, teachers, and employees of Kardan University or in some cases the general public. Collected raw food will be properly packed, used clothes will be washed and collected money will be spent on buying new clothes and raw food from the market.

How to promote this program?


This activity must be promoted using social media and campaign banners for a specific period of time including wearables to support volunteerism.

When and for how long?


The initiative will be organized four times in a year, by the end of each season. The team will work for seven continuous days to collect the donations.

Where to conduct this program?


The campaign will be run on all Kardan University campuses and, if deemed suitable, at a public location outside the university.

How to collect the donations?


Volunteers will collect all sorts of donations including money, wearables, and raw food. Wearables and foods will be packed and stored in storage areas and the donation money will be spent on more foods and clothes.

How to distribute the donations?


There are many families and individuals who really are in need of help, but are so gracious that they don’t ask others for help. Students and staff will be asked to introduce any such families / individuals that they know in their communities. Based on the volume of donations made, they will be distributed among the identified families. Alternatively, a group of needy people will be gathered depending on the amount of donations gathered. Then equal amount of items will be given to each family or person.

Eco Services (can be named Eco Responsibility)


1. Planting Trees


Trees are the biggest source of converting toxic Carbon Dioxide back to breathable Oxygen for all animals living on earth. They are also the natural habitat of many birds and insects as well as a source of food, wood and paper products. They are renewable, biodegradable and recyclable. Trees are a big help in minimizing the noise, air and water pollution. Planting trees, therefore, is very vital for life on earth and is not only the duty of government authorities, but of all responsible citizens.

A volunteering group for Eco Services (or Eco Responsibility) which is going to be established in Kardan University will campaign for planting trees at the beginning of spring season every year. They will work in collaboration with Kabul Municipality in order to plant the right types of trees and at the proper locations.

How to promote this program?


This activity must be promoted using social media and campaign banners for a specific period of time including wearables to support volunteerism and recruit volunteers.

When and for how long?


This program will be conducted only in the beginning spring season and the team will work for one day to plant as many trees as they can or have available.

Where to conduct this program?


As per the instructions of Kabul Municipality.

2. City Cleaning Program


Kabul is Afghanistan’s window to the world, a rapidly growing city of five million with major challenges in city service provision and in maintaining an overall clean and green environment, especially after decades of war which has destroyed many things, green spaces included.

A volunteer team from Kardan University will open a campaign and take part in cleaning the city’s major markets and business areas with the help of Kabul Municipality.

These volunteers will be equipped with shovels, masks, and gloves to clean a specific part of the city and motivate other people in cleaning their surroundings.

How to promote this program?


This activity must be promoted using social media and campaign banners for a specific period of time to recruit volunteers for this program.

When and for how long?


This program will be conducted four times in a year, each time for three days.

Where to conduct this program?


As per the instructions of Kabul Municipality.

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