Community Centers


Morning Star's Community Centers are designed to bring vital services and empowerment to the more than three quarters of the Afghan population who live in rural villages.

The services offered at our Community Centers typically include:

  • Primary health care clinic
  • Birthing center
  • Ambulance service
  • Computer center
  • Internet access
  • Computer classes
  • English classes
  • Community health education
  • Library
  • Recreational programs
  • Agricultural demonstration
  • Business development services
  • Clean water resources
  • Local FM radio station

Each Community Center serves approximately 50 surrounding villages. A representative from the Afghan Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development has endorsed the Community Center model and challenged Morning Star to build 1,000 Centers around the country. All Community Center activities are coordinated with a group of village elders called a Shura.