MESSAGE OF AREP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
While the overall security of the country remained volatile, the year 2016 ushered in a new era for AREP; one that brought a glimmer
of hope for many Afghans participating in development, educational, capacity building, women empowerment and community development programs.
As much as the environment continued to be complex, unpredictable, and fraught with risks; donors, too, provided support to strengthen AREP to
carry forward plans to expand access to educational and community development support programs to reach a greater number of rural areas.
Building on the success of its educational and community development programs, targeting the needy people and provide educational opportunity,
AREP began scaling up projects in 2016 to rural districts in thirteen other provinces of Afghanistan and planning for further expansion is underway.
In addition, educational and rural development partners provided support to expand outreach by offering educational and community development support
that takes into consideration the specific needs of Afghans whose educational needs and livelihood depended on the poultry development value chain.
Traditional poultry products and providing education opportunity have led to urban bias over the years. However, AREP Board of Directors and management
are committed to serve the under-served, who typically fall out of reach of many government and formal financial and support services.