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 NEJAT Center's Sponsors .::Sponsors

NEJAT Social Development, drug rehabilitation and medical services has been established in June 1991 in Peshawar, Pakistan and worked until February 2002 in there.
NEJAT Center had a 20- beds facility for residential program for male drug users with the support of EC through ORA Intel, Per-treatment phase (Day-Care Center) supported by NCA (Norwegian Church Aid)  and community based program in three Afghan refugee camps (Pabi, Khorasan and New Akora Khatak) supported by CMS (Church Mission Service) and ORA Intel in Peshawar. Also recently we carried out the residential and community based program in Zebak, Wakhan, Sheghnan and Ishkashem of Badakhshan province with the support of ORA Int.

Since 2002 NEJAT drug rehabilitation Centre functions as an independent Afghan NGO and continues its activities with a 10-bed residential facility and community based drug rehabilitation program in Kabul Afghanistan with the partner support of DOH International for Afghans.
Also recently NEJAT Center carried out its activities in the field of community based drug rehabilitation in Jalalabad and Kabul with the support of UNODC and GTZ.

Currently we are running the residential program with 10-bed facility supported by Caritas Germany, Night shelter 40 beds, Outpatient 10 clients per month and 60 bed residential program at Kot-e Sangi with the support of UNODC/INL, pretreatment phase Hujra/Dost (Day-Care-Center) and Outreach services for providing drug abuse harm reduction and HIV prevention that is supported by NCA (Norwegian Church Aid).Women outreach for Female Injecting Drug Users (FIDUs) Project  in Kabul Old City (Kharabat) supported by Caritas Germany. This project provides HIV prevention among women drug users and spouses of male injecting drug users.ACommunity home base treatment for women (20 women each month)and 10 bed residential facilities for male drug users at FaryabAndkhoi district operating with the financial support of NCA. The Outpatient treatment Center (OPTC) for male drug users that is being supported by the Colombo Plan is currently operating inFaryab Province. The other majore project under the name of “prevention of illicit drug use and treatment of drug use disorder for Adolescents at risk (GLOK42)” in Kabul, Nangarhar and Balkh provinces are being implemented by NEJAT Center. The mention project was supported by UNODC from June 2012 up to November 2013 from November 2013 onwards theColombo Plan take the lead to support this project.Further, NEJAT has vocational training programs for drug users under treatment and treated drug users and their families for the purpose of building up a resilient community and self-reliance drug free individual..

Brief Description of NEJAT Center’s Current Sponsors
1. Background of Deutscher Orden

The Deutsche Orden, an order of papal law founded the corporation in the year 1990 as a non-profit enterprise. Dedicated to the charisma of origin of the Teutonic Order “Helping and Healing” dating back to the foundation of the Teutonic Order in the year 1190, the Deutscher Orden realizes its self-fulfilment in the establishments of the order. With four business units, “Support for the Elderly”, “Support for the Disabled”, “Support for the Youth” and “Drug rehabilitation and Treatment”, the corporation was changed in 1999 into a public corporation being located with its more than 60 establishments and nearly 2.000 employees throughout the whole area of the Federal Republic of Germany. 
The employees of the corporation feel in a particular sense related  (obliged) to the people entrusted to them. For the employees the needs and well being of the residents are important and they feel obliged to them. Being aware of this task the centres of the Deutsche Orden became locations of mutual encounters, of medical, therapeutical, nursing and accompanying help. They became areas for social, cultural and religious experiences.
Current activities in Germany

The department for “Support for the Elderly” comprises nursing centres, temporary nursing, outpatient nursing service and sheltered housing. The centres being home for mentally and physically disabled people comprise sheltered living areas and living outside the core centre. 
In the drug field are integrated networks of counselling and detoxication centres. Furthermore Deutscher orden provides out patients treatment in a number of halfway houses focusing on the social integration of the patients and gives assistance to drug demand reduction NGOs in developing countries.
The basis of the concept is the realisation of the principles of the therapeutic community with a maximum amount of self-help, self-control, acceptance of responsibility and the promotion of own initiative. It is important to ensure, however, that the residents are not pushed too hard and that their individual strengths and capabilities are respected. The employees take on the function of supporters and motivators in an effort to strengthen the residents` sense of responsibility. All tasks related to dealing with every day situations are offered as tasks to be completed by the community in a structured daily routine. In drug user, there are possibilities to work in workshops, in the garden and in aspects of animal care. With its distinctive activity orientation, the therapeutic community is an ideal place for chronically, and in some cases cerebrally, impaired addicts. On the one hand, slipping further into a passive role is prevented. On the other hand, a new feeling of self worth can be developed when residents successfully complete tasks or technical work they pursue.
The residents` sense of personal worth and respect is paramount in the therapeutic process, whose goal it is to strengthen and support all aspects of the personality whilst observing the aspects which are related to addictive behaviour. Since the residents experienced situations in which they felt they were inferior and had failed, they should be encouraged to build up confidence in their own capabilities again and to development systems of value and meaning in living together with others. To summarise, the therapeutic process which we strive to follow lets itself be described as a social learning experience in a reality-based setting in which the following principle applies: As much help as necessary, as little help as possible.

Current activities in developing countries
Deutscher Orden International, seeks to develop partnerships with already existing NGOs or community based organisation to support them in their efforts particularly in the rehabilitation of young drug users and the development of alternatives to the drug using lifestyle.  This is done through establishing a functional Partner-network, supporting by means of technical consultations and where possible, acting as a bridge between European and International donors and the local organisation in the developing country.
2. Brief background on NCA:

Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) is an independent organization working for people’s basic rights and to influence policies in favor of the poor and marginalized. NCA works for the benefit of the poor regardless of ethnicity, gender, political opinion or religion in 70 countries around the world.
The NCA Afghanistan Program was established in the early 1980 ties to assist Afghan Refugees in Pakistan. In 1989 the attention was shifted to Afghanistan. In 2002 the main office was shifted from Peshawar to Kabul.
Our main goal is to improve the livelihoods of the poor living in inaccessible rural areas of Afghanistan with special focus on women. Our focus provinces are Uruzgan, Daikundi, Bamiyan and Faryab.
NCA is a partner organization and is implementing its work through Afghan NGOs and local institutions, assisting in building a strong civil society promoting participation, equity and protection.
Together we want to promote long term development by creating sustainability, community control and ownership of equally distributed benefits and are addressing:

  • Right to social economic and political participation for all

  • Women’s rights to participation in decision making and democratic processes

  • Right to safe, adequate and reliable water for drinking and appropriate sanitation and hygiene

  • Right to energy for domestic and production purposes

  • Right to food and a healthy, active life

  • Right to protection from violence and fear

3. Brief background on UNESCO

UNESCO’s Non-Formal Education programme targets vulnerable communities around the world who have been denied access to basic education. Education is a fundamental right to learn and develop, which remains an unreachable ideal in most developing coun­tries. Worldwide, there are an estimated 77 million children who are out of school, and a further 781 million adults, mostly women, who are illiterate.

Education is at the heart of many other social problems that create troubled communi­ties, where people experience severe poverty, unemployment and are unable to sustain a living. This can lead to social exclusion, where people suffer from alienation, discrimi­nation, abuse and the effects of crime. This in turn leaves communities at high risk of drugs misuse and HIV infection. All of these form barriers to human development and leave people marginalized and socially excluded. UNESCO seeks to promote Education for All as a vital tool to break down the social barriers that people face and to cut the cycle of poverty and exclusion.

The Non-Formal Education programme creates learning opportunities outside formal education that take into account people’s vulnerability and the social and economic cir­cumstances in which they live. UNESCO believes that addressing one without the other will have minimal and short-lived impact. This programme supports projects that in­tegrate basic education, including literacy, with development programmes that involve education on HIV and AIDS as well as drug misuse prevention, poverty alleviation, pro­moting social inclusion, sustainable livelihoods and gender parity.


3. Brief background on UNODC

History of UNODC in the Region

As a spin-off of the Regional Office in South West Asia, based in Islamabad (Pakistan), in 1989 UNODC opened a satellite office in Peshawar (Pakistan) to carry out cross-border operations in Afghanistan. The Office of the Representative was established in Kabul in 1991 while the project office remained in Peshawar. Due to security concerns and civil war, the office was again relocated to Islamabad, Pakistan in 1992. With the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001 and the establishment of the Afghan Interim Government following the Bonn Agreement, the country office was reopened in Kabul, Afghanistan in 2002.


UNODC aims to contribute to stability and development in a nation plagued by problems of drugs and crime. The agency helps the Afghan government to change this situation by providing evidence-based policy advice, and guiding the delivery of effective counter-narcotics and criminal justice interventions. UNODC's activities are closely coordinated within the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA).

As a smaller 'boutique organization' within the broad scope of international actors operating in Afghanistan, UNODC can multiply its impact by joining forces at the operational field level, with partners, including non-governmental, bilateral and multilateral actors.

Strategic Focus

In Afghanistan, impact at grassroots level demands national and regional action. Progress at the local level can greatly affected by events occurring on a larger scale outside. On the other hand, where  insecurity inhibits action, national or cross-border interventions can positively influence local trends. UNODC therefore strives at the national and regional levels to shape the conditions for grassroots success through its country program and the regional Rainbow Strategy.

UNODC its expertise and specialized geographic focus to select as priority provinces, including Herat, Farah, Nimroz, Ghor and Kandahar. This selection reflects the balance of:

  • Significance in efforts to contain opium cultivation and instability;
  • Proximity to Iran, inviting UNODC to use its neutral status to assuage mutual concerns about international action near sensitive borders;
  • Relatively low attention given to these provinces by others;
  • Accessibility to the UNODC.

UNODC has limited financial means and therefore seeks to maximize its impact through partnerships. Action is steered by its comparative advantages as a neutral UN body with specialist expertise in drugs and crime, and the access to facilitate not only Afghan but also regional participation. The integrated structure of UNODC further encourages it to link counter-narcotics, criminal justice and research, advocacy and information, livelihood and development, conflict prevention and management, governance, rule of law and stabilisation, demand reduction and HIV/AIDS prevention, human trafficking and migration,- exploiting the synergies between them and partnering with the respective organizations furthering these goals. for more information please visite http://www.unodc.org/afghanistan/en/about-unodc-afghanistan.html


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