In a country where the population relies heavily on animal husbandry and other agricultural practices for their livelihood; the model of providing information on better farming practices, instead of expendable goods, is quickly gaining traction. Spirit of America recently had the opportunity to support a two-day veterinary training seminar in Wardak province; hosted by an Army Civil Affairs Team. The event was extremely successful.

In a country where the population relies heavily on animal husbandry and other agricultural practices for their livelihood; the model of providing information on better farming practices, instead of expendable goods, is quickly gaining traction. Spirit of America recently had the opportunity to support a two-day veterinary training seminar in Wardak province; hosted by an Army Civil Affairs Team. The event was extremely successful.

Soldiers with the Civil Affairs Team in Herat City reached out to Spirit of America to help support a local RTA station. Through the help of our donors, we were able to provide a new computer and proper software to the local staff, ensuring that the traditional awareness campaigns can continue and the local population can submit informed ballots in the upcoming election.

Soldiers with the Civil Affairs Team in Herat City reached out to Spirit of America to help support a local RTA station. Through the help of our donors, we were able to provide a new computer and proper software to the local staff, ensuring that the traditional awareness campaigns can continue and the local population can submit informed ballots in the upcoming election.

The Provincial Augmentation Team in Zabul Province reached out to Spirit of America to assist their efforts, and through the help of our donors we were able to provide voice recorders to the aspiring reporters at the RTA station in Qalat City. This simple tool enabled RTA staff members to directly collect sound bites at important events in Qalat City, and collect statements from local officials. Enhancing the capabilities of local media is just one small way to contribute to the development of a more connected and informed Afghanistan from the ground up.

The Provincial Augmentation Team in Zabul Province reached out to Spirit of America to assist their efforts, and through the help of our donors we were able to provide voice recorders to the aspiring reporters at the RTA station in Qalat City. This simple tool enabled RTA staff members to directly collect sound bites at important events in Qalat City, and collect statements from local officials. Enhancing the capabilities of local media is just one small way to contribute to the development of a more connected and informed Afghanistan from the ground up.

A small stash of HA items went a long way (blankets, rain boots, and some basic clothing including children’s soccer uniforms). US soldiers stationed with the Maiwand District Augmentation Team volunteered to pass the items out amongst the local community. Members of the Maiwand district government organized a ceremony to mark the event, and everywhere there were children laughing and playing alongside our US service members.

A few of the many children who showed up during a Humanitarian Assistance distribution run by Cultural Support Technicians, the Afghan National Army, and Spirit of America.

We are happy to welcome Ryan Frost as our newest field representative! After a few weeks of training here at the home office, he will be headed out to Afghanistan to meet up with our representative Chris Clary. After a couple months working alongside Chris, he will return to the US and take over as the field representative for our Central and South American operations

We are happy to welcome Ryan Frost as our newest field representative! After a few weeks of training here at the home office, he will be headed out to Afghanistan to meet up with our representative Chris Clary. After a couple months working alongside Chris, he will return to the US and take over as the field representative for our Central and South American operations

This donation was made possible with support from American non-governmental organizations Spirit of America and the Asia Foundation, and is the first of eleven donations providing much-needed English language books to schools in the outer atolls of Maldives.

Spirit of America Field Rep Chris Clary is making friends of all kinds in Afghanistan!

Spirit of America Field Rep Chris Clary is making friends of all kinds in Afghanistan!

The Syrian refugee Za’atari, with around 100,000 inhabitants, now ranks as the largest refugee camp in the Middle East. Spirit of America was able to coordinate with local contacts to quickly provide 75 commode chairs to those that needed assistance most.

The Syrian refugee Za’atari, with around 100,000 inhabitants, now ranks as the largest refugee camp in the Middle East. Spirit of America was able to coordinate with local contacts to quickly provide 75 commode chairs to those that needed assistance most.

ANSF training on new radios provided by Spirit of America. A lack of radios was hindering the ALP’s ability to communicate while on patrol, respond to emergency situations, and maneuver during contact. The impact of this shortfall would be felt not only by the local policemen, but also by the US troops they are working alongside.

ANSF training on new radios provided by Spirit of America. A lack of radios was hindering the ALP’s ability to communicate while on patrol, respond to emergency situations, and maneuver during contact. The impact of this shortfall would be felt not only by the local policemen, but also by the US troops they are working alongside.