Talberg Foundation “World Leaders Award Conference

Ms. Jamila Afghani Chairperson and Founder of NECDO participated in Talberg Foundation “World Leaders Award Conference in New York on November 28th and 29th 2017”. Read More »


Jamila Afghani, Afghani Deputy Minister of Martyr and Disabled Affairs, member of the Afghani Delegation to the United Nations, and Founder of the Noor Educational and Capacity Development Organization in Afghanistan, reveals the challenges that she has overcome, from contracting a permanently disabling case of polio to being shot in the head while fleeing her home as a refugee, while ... Read More »

In Afghanistan, preaching peace comes at a cost

On 17 May, a Muslim religious leader named Abdul Ghafoor was travelling from Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, to his home province of Logar when Taliban fighters ambushed his vehicle and shot him dead. Ghafoor was returning from a conference held by an organisation called Nahdlatul Ulama Afghanistan, Arabic for “the awakening of the Islamic scholars”. The group works to counter extremism ... Read More »


NECDO Chairperson BD Ms. Jamila Afghani one of the finalists of 2017 #AuroraPrize.   Read More »

Thanks to this Afghan woman, 6,000 imams have taken gender-sensitivity training

BREAKING BARRIERS Jamila Afghani, who has battled discrimination since childhood, uses Islam to empower women in Afghanistan. She is committed to continuing the work despite threats and other obstacles. JANUARY 5, 2017 KABUL, AFGHANISTAN—It is Friday noon in Kabul, Afghanistan, and men dressed in traditional clothes hurry to mosques to pray in congregation. Friday prayers are usually men’s business, and ... Read More »

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Who Are We?

Noor Educational and Capacity Development Organization (NECDO) is a non-governmental, non-partial and non-political organization, registered with Ministry of Economy in 2002 with INO.95. NECDO was established in January 2001 by a group of volunteers to help and support needy Afghan women, youth and children when Afghan nation was passing from the time- tested moments of its history in Peshawar Afghan ... Read More »