On February 11, 2012, a group of college students involved with the United Afghan Club (UAC) at UCLA successfully raised $29,000 in their annual charity fundraiser. The student-led event focused to increase awareness of Afghanistan’s dire infant mortality rate, and help curtail the problem by donating funds to supply the Emergency Obstetric ward at the Nangarhar Public Health Hospital, one of the busiest medical centers in eastern Afghanistan. This venture was made successful by more than 500 attendees from the Southern California Afghan Community.
The Obstetric Center was chosen from among many other charity projects for this year’s fundraiser by the students. The UAC donated the money to the Afghan Medical Association of America (AMAA), a co-sponsor of the event, to disburse and distribute to the Nangarhar Hospital through their extensive experience of being involved with Afghan charities for the past two decades.
In addition to this, the AMAA has contributed $2000 to aid in their efforts. Our President Dr.Yousuf Sadiq has also contributed $1500 personally to the aid efforts led by the UAC. Furthermore we would like to extend our gratitude to the UAC which is showing that the emerging generation of Afghan’s in America have not forgotten about their roots.