WELCOME TO RAQIM FOUNDATION
Raqim Foundation works to alleviate poverty in Afghanistan.
Our aim is to help empower the most vulnerable people in Afghanistan
- destitute families, orphans, natural disaster victims -
by partnering with local and international NGO’s in
creating impact projects; and by providing financial assistance,
technical assistance and support to grass roots groups, as
well as dedicated individuals that are directly involved in
implementing community-based development and relief projects.
Recognizing that illiteracy reinforces long-term underdevelopment,
we are especially committed to finding creative solutions
that would bring educational initiatives to impoverished children
in the most remote regions of Afghanistan. Our projects are
designed to foster self-sufficiency, sustainability and replicability.
of the Raqim Name
is named to honor Mirza Mohammad Hassan Raqim, a poet and a
statesman, who was a member of the first democratic movement
in Afghanistan aiming to establish a constitutional monarchy
in the country during the rein of Amir Habibulah Khan in nearly
1900's. He was jailed for speaking out against the absolute
monarchy. He died at the prison after nine years. His Nom
de plum (Pen Name) was “Raqim”. He left behind
a collection of poetry, which is a testament to the life and
sacrifice of this brave Afghan.