Who Are We
Youth for Peace Movement (دځوانانو سولییز خوځښت) is a Civil Society Organization focused on social solidarity for general wellbeing, relief, development and economic growth. Youth for Peace Movement was formed in May 2014 when hundreds of Afghan civilians were killed in a land slide in Argo district of Badakhshan Province.
One week of fundraising efforts by youth from all walks of life in Southern provinces of Kandahar, Helmand, Uruzgan and Zabul and around 150 k USD were raised from local people. The funds were raised from streets of Kandahar, Lashkargah, Qalat and Dehrawod where more than 80 percent of the population live on less than a dollar a day. The in kind gifts and cash was used to prepare food and nonfood hampers which were hand delivered and distributed among victims of the landslide in Argo.
Our success was only based on learnings of these volunteers by seeing other parts of the country where other people with
differences reside. The campaign was run by volunteers contributing their efforts on sheer emotional, philanthropic and sympathetic grounds, unlike other civil society organizations or NGOs which are gathered on monetary basis. These 200 volunteers from all 4 provinces were further organized into a strong team to be able to extend similar supporting hand to people in need in post conflict and or natural disaster situations. Youth for Peace Movement was praised and our efforts were appreciated not only by the families effected, but also by local government bodies in mentioned provinces. The driving force behind these youth is the appreciation they receive on their efforts, Youth for Peace Movement’s earning is the pride in being of help to local communities.