Announcing Grant to La Chaine De L’Espoir Childrens House – Aug 2013

The Karen Woo Foundation is delighted to announce that it has been able to make a further grant to La Chaine De L’Espoir for the medical treatment and care of 15 more children at the Children’s House, Kabul. See our reports on last years projects to see before and after pictures of children helped then by this amazing organisation. Look forward to seeing and hearing about the stories of the individual children who will have their young lives dramatically improved through much needed surgery and before and aftercare they receive through the Children’s House with your help.

Window of Hope Orphanage Grant – July 2013

The Karen Woo Foundation is delighted to announce, in partnership with The Linda Norgrove Foundation and Afghan Professionals Network, a grant to help support the Window of Hope Orphanage in Afghanistan.

The orphanage houses 13 children with disabilities – five of whom have a severe physical disability. The home is run by a woman with disabilities who grew up in the home herself and benefited from the care she received there. She continues to live there, with assistance from various staff including a cook and a carer.

HealthProm Grant – June 2013

The Karen Woo Foundation are delighted to announce a grant to the charity HealthProm. The money generously given by our supporters will pay for the training of 38 Community Health Workers from several villages, as well as for medicines and equipment for the health workers and also provide for medical and other supplies for maternity departments and health centres, as part of a larger project being run by HealthProm in Afghanistan. Their work will make a significant difference, saving lives and making a positive impact.

HealthProm, started in 1984 is a charity whose mission is to work in partnership to promote health and social care for women and children in Afghanistan, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Mongolia. Currently it has active projects in Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgzistan. Read more about their work at

Container of Supplies Arrived and Dispensed

The Foundation are pleased to announce the safe arrival of a second container of supplies in Afghanistan in March/April. The items have been dispensed, overseen by Samad Samadi of AfghanAction. He personally saw to the medical supplies being taken to the Ibn Sina Hospital, Kabul.

Dr Narinder Kapur presents cheque to Lynn Woo – 10th May 2013

Dr Narinder Kapur, consultant neuropsychologist and visiting Professor of Neuropsychology at University College London, and a follower of Mahatma Ghandi, presented £3000 donation to Lynn Woo for the Karen Woo Foundation, in honour of Karen’s courage and determination.

The ceremony took place in front of the Ghandi statue in Tavistock Square, London. Thank you to Dr Kapur for this generous donation, the foundation is very grateful for your support and the difference it will make in the lives of the women and children we support.

(Pictured L-R Andrew Woo, Lynn Woo, Professor Sir Brian Jarman, Dr Narinder Kapur)

Second Container on way – Jan 2013

The KWF is pleased to announce there is a second container on its way to Afghanistan, organised by Mike King and Clive O’Sullivan. It contains work clothing donated by Arco to be distributed by Afghan Action, computers donated by a girls’ school here for a girl’s school there, also under Afghan Action’s care, and donated Medical supplies destined for the Ibn Sina Hospital Kabul from us. There is even some cricket gear donated through Francis Wauchope who has been instrumental in arranging the freighting of the container. We are grateful to the HQ RLC (TA) and 562 squadron 151 (London) Transport Regiment for moving the container out of Harlow to a distribution point for completion and then to Southampton, both moves in appalling weather.

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