Asfar’s International Development vision

Alongside, Youth; Citizenship; and Educational programmes, Asfar’s vision is to offer:

  • Volunteering
  • Women Empowerment
  • Refugees

Volunteering: to organisation inter-transnational volunteering opportunities between the Middle East and the UK, to offer unique opportunities for young people and young adults to give back to their communities, while also learning about their civic responsibilities. To provide social action and enterprise training and up-skilling in young people and young adults, so that they have the experience and skills to design, develop and mobilise their own projects to make a difference in society, whether it be on a local, national or international scale.

Women: to encourage social, health and economic empowerment of women throughout the Middle East, beyond an individuals’ Faith, Beliefs or Background. Providing advice and support on Employment, Maternal Health and Budget management. Developing new skills, such as Enterprise, so that women can make decisions within their society. Asfar is particularly committed to working with Women affected socially and economically by War, such as widows and daughters.

Refugees: to provide educational, skills and employability programmes for young people and young adults affected by conflict and displacement. To also provide opportunities to work, study and volunteer abroad, and to provide them with the information, advice and guidance they need to make key decisions about their lives, supporting their empowerment.