Jalalabad Regional Management Office (JRMO)

Jalalabad Regional Management Office:

Jalalabad Regional Management Office (JRMO) implements Disability, Education, Rural Development, and Health projects in Nangarhar, Kunar, Laghman and Nuristan provinces. Around 760 villages are benefiting from SCA operations in these areas. The office located in Jalalabad city.

Districts covered by JRMO in 2023:

Kunar: Khas Kunar, Sawki, Narang and Shegal

Laghman: Qarghayee, Mehtarlam and Alingar

Nangarhar: Surkhrood, Behsood, Kama, Goshta, Rodat and Khewa

Nuristan: Paroon, Wama, Want Waygal, Kamdish, Bargimatal, Mandool and Doab

JRMO/Disability Programme:

The programme covers Kunar, Nangarhar and Laghman provinces. Currently, the program covers Khas Kunar, Sawki, Narang and Shegal districts in Kunar, Surkhrood, Behsood, Kama, Goshta, Rodat and Khewa Districts in Nangarhar and Qarghayee, Mehtarlam and Alingar districts of  Laghman province.

The programme supports individuals with disabilities through four components:

  1. Physical Rehabilitation: Physiotherapy is offered to men, women and children. A well-equipped orthopedic workshop provides orthosis, prosthesis, and assistive devices such as wheelchairs, three wheelers, walking frames and toilet seats. A mobile workshop staffed with technical experts provides services in rural areas. In 2023, Nearly 6200 people including approximately 2,000 women received mobility and assistive devices.
  2. Special Education: Children with disabilities are provided preparatory education either at education centers (Village Based Preparatory Education Center – VPEC) or in their homes. The aim is to prepare them for enrollment in regular schools. In 2023, 26 children are integrated into regular schools after receiving physical rehabilitation, which eleven of them were girls.
  3. Employment Support: People with disabilities receive vocational training and revolving loans to achieve economic self-reliance. In 2023, nearly 100 individuals including about 30 women received vocational training and revolving loan.
  4. Social Integration: SCA advocates for the rights of people with disabilities through trainings, public awareness sessions and other activities. These efforts aim to change attitudes in the communities and to facilitate social integration of people with disabilities as equal members of society.


Students in 131 villages in Nangarhar, Laghman and Kunar provinces are provided education through village schools (Community Based Education), coaching, nomadic, and preparatory education classes. The programme also provides training for teachers, including in health schools. Children with disabilities are equipped with braille and sign language tools. In five Edtech labs, digital technology is used to improve the quality of the education. In 2022, the education reached around 18,500 students, nearly 9,700 of them girls. For 2023, nearly 19,900 students, around 10,600 of them girls, will be supported.

Rural Development Program (RDP):

RDP focuses on poverty reduction and improving living conditions in rural areas.

Construction: In Nangarhar, Laghman, and Kunar provinces construction and rehabilitation of schools are ongoing. In Nuristan, construction and rehabilitation of health facilities are set for completion by end of 2023.  Canals and protection walls are being constructed to improve irrigation and to prevent floods.

WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene):  The WASH projects includes solar system, and pipe scheme network. Currently, there are ongoing WASH projects in Kunar and in Nangarhar.

Livelihood: Economic resilience in rural communities is strengthened through vocational training, support for business, agriculture, and small-sized enterprises.

In 2022, about 187,000 individuals including 95,000 women are benefited from Rural Development projects.

In 2023, nearly 95,000 individuals including 49,000 female beneficiaries are benefited from Rural Development projects.

Health Project:

SCA is providing healthcare in Nuristan through 37 health facilities. In addition, midwives provide maternal health and child care in 25 small clinics in hard-to-reach areas. Malaria medicine and mosquito nets are distributed. as well as supplementary food to malnourished pregnant women and children.

ABADEI 1.0 Project:

The project aims to strengthen resilience and livelihoods in rural communities. Achievements in 2022  included the rehabilitation/construction of four health facilities, construction of WASH systems and Disaster Risk Reduction structures, the establishment of 120 savings groups and financial and technical support for women led businesses. 520 livestock and agriculture kits were distributed to vulnerable farmers.

The project has directly and indirectly supported nearly 128,000 community members including about 70,400 women in Nangarhar, Kunar and Nuristan provinces.

Jalalabad Regional Management Office

16 women graduate from SCA’s midwifery school

SCA provides clean drinking water facility to 9800 families

Jalalabad Regional Management Office Swedish Committee for Afghanistan handed over three access to clean drinking water projects in Goshta district of Nangarhar province, worth 3,9 million Afs which was implemented under CGLP (Community Governance and Livelihood Project) of SCA’s Rural Development Programme.

SCA Inaugurates a New Physical Rehabilitation Center in Jalalabad

Jalalabad Regional Management Office SCA’s Jalalabad Regional Management Office inaugurates a new Physical Rehabilitation Center (PRC) in Khalis family area of Jalalabad city, worth of 63 million Afs.

He sees dark but thinks bright

Jalalabad Regional Management Office Imran Ali Shirzad, 20, teaches a class of children with visual impairments. Six students, including three boys and three girls with visual impairments, are studying in his class.

COVID-19 Weekly Update: JRMO

Jalalabad Regional Management Office Jalalabad Regional Management Office (JRMO) covers Nangarhar, Kunar, and Laghman provinces. The office implements Health, Education, Rural Development, and Disability Inclusive programmes. About 426 villages are getting benefit from SCA operations in these areas. This office also has a Liaison Office based in Mehtarlam of Laghman province.

SCA conducts COVID-19 prevention awareness session for CBE headteachers

Jalalabad Regional Management Office The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan’s Education programme colleagues provided awareness raising session to 11 headteachers of Community Based Education Classes (CBE) regarding prevention of Coronavirus in Mehtarlam city of Laghman province. Thus, to prevent spreading of coronavirus in rural areas of the province.

SCA inaugurates two newly built pipe scheme projects in Kunar province

Jalalabad Regional Management Office SCA inaugurated 2 new pipe scheme projects in Shegal district of Kunar province, worth of 3,2 million Afs.  The project’s upgrading works were started in August of 2019 and concluded at the end of December. The inauguration ceremony took place in Lachi village of Shegal district, where SCA Deputy Programme Director, Head of Jalalabad Regional […]

SCA inaugurates a new school for girls in Kunar province

Jalalabad Regional Management Office Swedish Committee for Afghanistan inaugurated the newly built Shenkorak girls’ high school on Wednesday in Shegal District of Kunar province. It was constructed in 6 months worth of 9,9 million Afs. Deputy governor for Kunar, director of education, district governors for Shegal & Shiltan districts, tribal elders and SCA representatives participated in the ceremony. SCA’s […]

Successful education for children with disabilities

Jalalabad Regional Management Office "Often when my pupils come here first they cry, because during the initial lessons they don’t understand anything. But after a while they fit into class and take part like any other student."

“if this school wasn’t built by SCA, our children would have been illiterate today.” Says the villagers

Jalalabad Regional Management Office The Swedish Committee for Afghanistan has established the Miakhel primary school in Miakel village of Qarghaee district in Laghman province, worth 7,3 million Afs in 2014. This primary school building has 6 classes, 2 administrative rooms, facility for clean drinking water and surroundings. While the school wasn’t established, the children couldn’t go outside of their […]