Volunteer of the Year 2006:
Each year, the United Nations Volunteers Program
(UNV) Created by the UN General Assembly in 1970, honors ten
outstanding volunteers who make an exemplary impact on human development
and demonstrate their commitment to sustaining social and economic
progress in the world. By promoting volunteerism, UNV supports the
efforts of national governments and International community to achieve
the Millennium Development Goals.
This year the UNV selected HASCO Online Volunteer Mrs. Rajaa Abdullah
with other nine Volunteers as the Volunteer of the Year 2006.
Mrs. Rajaa Abdullah, a mother of
five, is an Omani national, and head of the English department at a
school in Oman.
During the last year despite her numerous responsibilities and a busy
schedule she has demonstrated a great deal of dedication and commitment
to promote education in Afghanistan and to help Afghan children build a
Mr.Hafizullah Khaled director of HASCO congratulated Mrs. Rajaa
and expressed his appreciation for her strong commitment and valuable
contribution to education of Afghanistan school children. Mr Khaled
said: selection of Mrs. Rajaa Abdullah by United Nations Volunteers
programme as the Volunteer of the Year 2006 is the best way to recognize
her devotion to the long- suffered children of Afghanistan.
Help Afghan School
Children Organization (HASCO) is Vienna based non-profit
organization devoted to promote education of Afghan school children.
HASCO´s goal is to help Afghan children catch up on many years of lost
Children are the future of every society if we want to prevent another
humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan if we want a peaceful,
prosperous and friendly Afghanistan; we must help the young generation
of Afghanistan catch up on the long years of missed education.