SAWA-Australia (NSW) supports OPAWC, the Organisation for Promoting Afghan Women’s Capabilities. An English and Computer Centre for Women in Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan has begun classes for 60 women, chosen from 500 applicants, in the village of Qalatak in Khewa district. SAWA-NSW has provided funds for the purchase of computers, furniture and solar panels and batteries and is raising money to fund the annual cost of rent, two teachers, security guard, materials and stationery.
In October 2018 OPAWC added classes in tailoring, basic literacy and handicrafts with funds sent to them in September that year for additional teachers, materials and equipment. See the 2020-21 budget here
We welcomed a new Convenor for SAWA-Australia (NSW), Robyn Longhurst.
Others elected at the meeting om 18 November, 2020 were:
Assistant Convenor: Margaret Hetherton
Secretary: Shirley Allen
Treasurer: Margaret Bailey
Committee members: Carolyn Allen, Denise Fahey, June Lunsmann, Jenny Matkevich
Convenors Report to AGM 2020
Please see the report here