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Skills Training and Rehabilitation Society (STARS) was established by a group of intellectual Afghans in 1997 to offer helping hand to the needy country people, particularly women and children. STARS has been working in Afghanistan since 1997, helping to tackle the country’s nutritional problems along with provision of other DRR and development services, and supporting vulnerable people to improve their livelihoods. STARS helped food insecure individual through local markets with the help of donors. STARS support emergency nutrition programs, providing ready-to-use foods in response to severe malnutrition in Afghanistan.

STARS is registered with the Ministry of Economy, DAIL, and MOLSAMD and has close coordination and project agreements with the Ministry of Women Affairs, Public Health, Agriculture, Rural Rehabilitation Development and some government provincial departments. STARS has close coordination with Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and one of the active member of Child Protection Action Network (CPAN) in Afghanistan. STARS is the co-chair of National Action Coordination Group (NAGC) in Afghanistan since 2011.

STARS is the member of Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief (ACBAR), Afghan Women Network (AWN), civil society Empowerment Network (CEN) at the national level.

It’s mentionable that STARS is the only women focused organization in Afghanistan, working in DRR sector. STARS is the member of Asian Disaster Risk Reduction And Response Network (ADRRN) since 2006. In addition, STARS attended many South Asia Initiative to End Violence against Children (SAIEVAC) meetings which is Apex body of SAARC at the international level..


STARS have been implemented numerous category of projects like food security, livelihood emergency response, several type of skill training and advocacy as well as implementation of several type of constructions projects, from different donors in all regions of Afghanistan.

  • STARS  Believes to see the vulnerable women , children and aged people not just as recipients of aid ,but rather as people who are capable of contributing and leading the role with own ideas , values , lifestyles , preferences , needs , abilities and desires

  • A Brief of 2017: The economic, social and political environment of Afghanistan has not been changed from the previous years to mentionable extent.

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The mission of STARS is,

“Supporting the vulnerable groups of the society specially the women leading to self-reliance through skills development, income generating activities and public utility.”

The vision of STARS is,

“Economically empowered society of especially the marginalized women who are the front most vulnerable group of our society.”

STARS will follow the following objectives in the coming five years,

Developmental and emergency relief services.
Women and girls’ empowerment through education and skills and vocational training.
Building community resilience against natural and human-made hazards through DRR and development programs.
Ensuring food security of vulnerable in targeted population through emergency and development services.
Partnership and Communicate, through CEN Gorbat radio, to general public the stories of strength and abilities of Afghan Women.

A group of intellectual Afghans established Skills Training and Rehabilitation Society (STARS) in 1997 to offer helping hand to the needy country people, particularly women and children. STARS has been working in Afghanistan since 1997   Read more…

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