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Monsoon Accessorize to continue supporting education projects and communities in Afghanistan

Tom Shearsmith
18 August 2021

Monsoon Accessorize has confirmed it will continue to support its educational projects and communities in Afghanistan, following the collapse of Afghanistan's government.

The Monsoon Accessorize Trust has been supporting women and children education projects for over 20 years in Kabul, most recently committing to fund a school for children in Bamiyan with a large carpet weaver community.

The Trust and Company have a history of working with handicrafts from Afghanistan going back to 1976 following the founder’s overland journey to Asia. The trust has partnered with Turquoise Mountain in Kabul and Bamiyan, a charity founded by HRH The Prince of Wales, most recently to support two schools.

Previously, the Trust funded Christian Aid to rebuild silk cultivation by working with women’s groups in Herat providing them with silkworms and training on silk production. This enabled local women to earn an income and have a stronger voice in their communities.

Recent social and political events in Afghanistan have made Monsoon Accessorize's commitment to its current project even more important - supporting the education of over 100 children and young people.

In a statement, a Monsoon Accessorize spokesperson said: "Our project involves children of both genders up to the age of 12. At this time, more than any, they need our full support and we are investigating how to continue to provide the financial support and so continue their education and a respite from the current turmoil."

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