About US

Qatrah – UK

Qatrah is a charitable organisation based in the United Kingdom (UK). Qatrah aims to help individuals experiencing poverty or financial hardship in Afghanistan, with a particular focus on women and children, regardless of their race, religion or political preferences.

Qatrah was founded in 2018 by Maryam Atai, a UK based social and human rights activist. It is designed to financially help and support children and women in Afghanistan who are experiencing poverty or financial hardship and who lack basic educational and preliminary healthcare support.

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Our Mission

To help support the women and children in Afghanistan who are experiencing poverty or financial hardship.

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Our Vision

One day, every child in Afghanistan will have the opportunity to go to school and every woman in Afghanistan will be able to live independently and feed her family.

 How we help

Women and children are the most vulnerable to poverty in Afghanistan. Having been through decades of war, terror and economic crises, we must do our best to support them by any means we can. Your donations will help mothers to put food on the table, sick individuals to receive the healthcare they need, and the children of Afghanistan to go to school and experience the life of a child.

Our Partners

Mohamed Hadiy

Mohamed Hadiy

Mohamed Hadiy is currently engaged as a Director of Jafaria Educational Trust Birmingham, as well as a teacher at Hussienia Mosque Sunday Madressa. In addition to these roles, he is also the Director of Bread for Orphans Ltd, an organisation willing to help the...

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Bread for Orphans

Bread for Orphans

Bread for Orphans is a UK-based organisation which exists to help the community by fundraising to help orphans and needy families in Afghanistan. A particular emphasis, as its name suggests, is on food distributions and ensuring orphans and families in need have...

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UNICEF

UNICEF

UNICEF has funded some of our vital work in Afghanistan to improve the lives of children in need. UNICEF, now officially United Nations Children's Fund, is an agency of the United Nations responsible for providing humanitarian and developmental aid to children...

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Shaaparak Publication

Shaaparak Publication

Shaaparak Publication is a charity working to build a better future for the children in Afghanistan. They publish children's books in Dari and these are donated to children in schools in Afghanistan to support them with their learning and help expand their...

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Our Team

Maryam Ataie

Maryam Ataie

Maryam Ataie is a graduate of sociology and a human rights activist based in the United Kingdom (UK). Maryam has always believed in supporting women and children in Afghanistan who suffer both in terms of being victims of war and being denied an education. Maryam is...

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Ellie Atayee-Bennett

Ellie Atayee-Bennett

Ellie Atayee-Bennett is a Doctor of Sociology, having obtained her PhD at the University of Southampton, UK. She has a strong interest in culture, religion, sustainability, and ethical lifestyles. Outside of her academic work, Ellie is very happy to be involved with...

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Asif Yousufi

Asif Yousufi

Asif has graduated with a Bachelor of Computer Science from Gomal University in Pakistan, and is currently studying his Masters in Information Security at Camsats University Islamabad. He has been actively involved in various volunteering activities...

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Karim Sharifi

Karim Sharifi

Karim is a dedicated individual committed to making a positive impact in the world. After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Pune in India, he is now pursuing a master's degree in International Business at London Metropolitan University....

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Khatera Yekta

Khatera Yekta

Khatera Yekta is a PhD student at an Indian university. She sees the Qatrah Foundation as an umbrella for women and children in need, the two most vulnerable and deprived groups in Afghanistan. She believes that women and children are the main victims of war and...

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Ynus Ashori

Ynus Ashori

Ynus graduated from Kabul University with a bachelor's degree in science. He believes that financial poverty is one of the biggest social problems and this financial poverty has destructive effects on the human psyche. But in Afghanistan, it has the most effects on...

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Parwiz Karimi

Parwiz Karimi

Parwiz Karimi is a Chemical Engineering & Energy Graduate from the University of Leeds, and currently studies his MSc Engineering Business Management at the WMG Warwick University. Karimi believes Qatrah UK is an opportunity to help those in need of some of the most...

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Nazir Noori

Nazir Noori

Nazir Noori graduated from the Engineering Faculty of Herat University and is now employed at an Engineering company in Köln, Germany. Concerning the very critical situation which has always been going on throughout Afghanistan and the current collapse of the...

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