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AWAKEN’s 15th annual fundraising dinner

SOLD OUT!!! Saturday, April 1, 5:30 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church 4800 West Bradford Drive, Muncie, IN Please join us on April 1 to enjoy an evening of authentic Afghan cuisine and hear about the wonderful work AWAKEN is doing for the women and children of rural Afghanistan. Our featured speakers, John and Carolyn Vann, will share  their experiences as Peace ... Read More »

Become a sponsor!

Thank you to Meridian Health Services and American Health Network, GOLD sponsors for this year’s banquet!  Their sponsorships bring us closer to our fundraising goals for the year! If you or your organization would like to be a silver ($1,000) or bronze ($500) sponsor, please contact Michelle Gries, at 765-730-2563 or, by March 7 for full details.     ... Read More »

Birthing Center Complete!

The birthing center, an addition to the Behsood Medical Clinic is finished! AWAKEN must sustain the birthing center by providing salaries, equipment, and medication. With this new facility we will be able to serve: 1200 prenatal patients, 150 new mothers, and 200 infants each year. Please help us accomplish this goal by donating at or sending a donation to AWAKEN, ... Read More »

Holiday Letter 2016

As the year comes to an end, please keep AWAKEN in your thoughts.  Read our holiday letter to learn about the amazing work AWAKEN has done this year, including building a birthing center! Also, learn what our plans are for the upcoming year.  Thank you all for your continued support.  It is greatly appreciated! Donate Now  or send a check to AWAKEN, ... Read More »

Vocational Training

AWAKEN runs a vocational tailoring programs to help the many adult women with limited literacy and vocational skills. This program consists of six months of learning to use sewing machines to make clothing, while at the same time being taught how to read and about basic health practices.  With these skills, they could better care for themselves and their families.  ... Read More »


AWAKEN’s Behsood Medical Clinic is located within 5km of a village of over 21,000 people. That’s how many new patients – most of them women and children – received healthcare at our clinic in the last fiscal year. Just four short years ago, the Behsood District had no healthcare services, but now, thanks to AWAKEN’s donors, the district is served six ... Read More »


nowledge provides the power to improve the future. The education statistics in Afghanistan are startling and AWAKEN is out to change that through schools, scholarships, and focusing on under-served segments of the population. n 2014 alone AWAKEN educated 1091 students in grades 1-11 at AWAKEN’s Qala-e-Malakh School . Twenty percent of all students there are girls, an amazing statistic in ... Read More »

Gulmina’s Story

Gulmina and three of her children recently made the three-kilometer walk from their village to the Behsood Health Clinic to get Tylenol and antibiotics for one of her children, who had a fever and sore throat. “I waited in line for a very long time, but there was no medicine left for us,” Gulmina said. “I was very disappointed and ... Read More »

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