Donate to Bamyan Baba School




99% of all contributions go expressly to Bamyan Baba School. This is possible because MJ Abbitt, former U.S. State Department USAID Small Business Development and Gender Advisor, now board member of NGO Direct Aid International, transfers funds directly to the Baba School leadership.

We thank you very much for any financial donation you can provide for our school. There are many material items we need, but we cannot accept donations of physical items due to logistics — it is simply not feasible for us. We do apologize for this and appreciate your positive intentions for our school. Your financial contributions will be applied towards the following, and other, immediate and future needs.

Our students need additional funding
for the following, and more...

Van or Small Bus

Needed to transport students to and from school. Current rental van cost is far too high. The previous school was in Bamyan Village, most students could walk.  The new BABA School (built on land donated by the Village of Bamyan) is located in New Town on the hillside opposite the historic village. Older students can walk but kindergarten-aged and younger children need transportation. 

Security Fence

We have a guardhouse with full time guard (who doubles as maintenance, handy-man, etc.)  Bamyan Village is safe, nevertheless  all schools, public buildings and private residences in Afghanistan are enclosed in secured areas.


We have a continuing need for books, computers, furniture and other miscellaneous school necessities.

Our Sincere Thanks to All of Our Donors!

In October of 2015, local NGO COAM installed solar panels on our roof to provide electricity for a water pump and lights, thus no generators will
pollute the clean mountain air with fumes and smoke.

And, thank you to several "Friends of Baba School" for donations toward two eco-sensitive Turkish stoves — one each in the upper and lower central halls!
The first frost this high in the Hindu Kuch (approx. 10,000') often occurs in late August. In Afghanistan, schools close in late December for three months. Children there (as in the US) spend that time visiting grandparents, taking additional courses in languages, computer skills, etc.  — not in a formal classroom setting.