Relief and Education for Afghan Children

Educating Afghan Children, both Girls and Boys

Text Box: Classroom in Desorkh

REACH is dedicated to educating children, especially girls, in rural Afghanistan.  REACH started raising money to help villagers build schools in rural areas of Afghanistan in 2002. Rural areas, in general, have been given a lower priority for school construction by the government due to limited resources.  We have provided the funding for five schools in the rural area around Herat, Afghanistan.  There are now over 1400 students enrolled in the schools we have financed.  We are currently raising funds for a sixth school.


PO Box 304

Redmond, WA 98073

To contact us:


Jim Hunziker: (206) 463-3839

M. Yahya Anwar: (425) 844-8591


Fax: (206) 463-2832


Text Box: REACH is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and donations are tax deductible; consult your tax advisor.

Building schools in rural Afghanistan

In rural areas, where three-fourths of all Afghans live, 90 percent of the women and more than 60 percent of the men are illiterate. Under Taliban rule, girls were not permitted to go to school.