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AWAKEN, PO Box 515 , Yorktown, IN 47396

Mission of AWAKEN

Our mission is to help rebuild Afghanistan’s educational system, support vocational opportunities, provide health care services, and offer emergency assistance.  AWAKEN targets its assistance toward women and children, who are typically among Afghanistan’s most vulnerable and needy.

AWAKEN – Afghan Women’s and Kids’ Education & Necessities, Inc. – was founded in 2002 by Bibi Bahrami.   After immigrating from Afghanistan to Muncie, Indiana, in 1986, Bibi and her husband Saber, a physician, periodically visited their home village of Qala-e-Malakh, in Afghanistan, to help provide medical assistance to women and children.  But their occasional visits weren’t enough, and in November 2002, the Bahramis, with the help of other concerned citizens, founded AWAKEN.

With a three-fold mission focused on education, healthcare, and vocational training, AWAKEN, Inc., raises funds and establishes the initiatives and projects that are then carried out by its sister NGO, AWAKEN Afghanistan. 

Read the founder’s story

Some Major Accomplishments

Qala-e-Malakh School

Serves 1,860 children and teens in grades 1 to 12.

Behsood Health Clinic

Cares for more than 36,000 patients every year

Training Program

Provides more than 60 women each year vocational, literacy & hygiene training

Where We Work

The work of AWAKEN is overseen by a group of dedicated board members in Indiana who come from diverse backgrounds, religions, and occupations. But they are united by their commitment to improving the lives of women and children in the Behsood District of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province. 

AWAKEN’s work is made possible through the generous support of hundreds of donors.


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Board of Directors

Bibi Bahrami, President

Ann Clevenger, Vice President

Gary Garofolo, Treasurer

Susan Magrath, Secretary

Asma Bahrami

Susan Bossung

Cindy Buchanan

Tom Kosar

Kristin Williams

Cecil Bohanon

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