Mazar Regional Management Office

Mazar Regional Management Office (MRMO)

MRMO operates in Balkh, Jawozjan, and Samangan provinces, serving over 1,000 villages in the northern region. MRMO implements Disability, Education, Rural Development, and Health. The office has over 800 employees. The office is located in Mazar-e-Sharif

Coverage areas in 2023:

Balkh: Dawlatabad, Chahi, Chahr Kint, Chahr Bulak, Balkh, Keshendeh, and Shulgarah districts,

Samangan: Dar-e-Suf Bala and Paien, Hazrat Sultan, Aybak, and Dare Zhowandun districts.

Jawozjan: Faizabad, Aqcha, Khanqah, and Sheberghan districts


Programmes and projects:


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 2022, nearly 7,600 individuals including 3,000 women received physical rehabilitation services. In 2023, physiotherapy and psychosocial services were provided to nearly 7,600 individuals including 3,000 women with and without disabilities.
  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 2022, nearly 1,200 children with disabilities which included 500 girls received special education. In 2023, around 1,100 children which nearly 500 of them are girls benefiting from special education.
  3. Employment Support: People with disabilities receive vocational training and revolving loans to achieve economic self-reliance. In 2022, nearly 216 individuals including 118 women received such training. In 2023, around 140 people which nearly 72 of them are women were supported.
  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.


Education programme provides quality education for children and young students. It offers inclusive education for students with disabilities in government schools in Balkh, Samangan and Jawozjan provinces. The programme supports village schools (Community-Based Education) in rural areas.  In 2022, SCA provided education to around 4,700 students in village schools, including 3,000 girls. In 2023, nearly 5,600 students including around 3,600 girls are provided with quality education.

Rural Development (RDP):

RDP focuses on poverty reduction and improving living conditions in rural areas through various activities. Dare-e-Duf Bala and Dar-e-Suf Payen, Faizabad, Khanqah, Aqcha, Char kint, and Dawlatabad districts, are covered by RDP.

Construction: The project focuses on constructing high-quality health and education facilities. In 2023, road construction was planned to connect 30 rural villages. Other construction work includes school boundary walls, irrigation canals, disaster risk reduction projects, school construction and rehabilitation.

Livelihood: The project focuses on addressing poverty and improving the living conditions of vulnerable communities through financial inclusion, vocational training, and support for business and agriculture. The project establishes saving groups and offers loans and assistance to producers groups and small-sized enterprises. Additionally, the project works on resilience, and increasing community capacity to mitigate risks and impacts of natural disasters and climate change.

WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene): The WASH projects aim to address water, sanitation, and hygiene needs, promoting community health well-being. In 2022, infrastructure projects have been completed in the MRMO coverage areas, benefiting nearly 21,600 people across nine villages.  In 2023, two large-scale water supply networks were constructed benefiting approximately 40,300 people across 13 villages.


The following are some examples of Health programme activities:

Learning for Health Life: In 2022, the Learning for Healthy Life project established 80 classes to provide health education, literacy, religious teachings, and hygiene training for approximately 2,000 women in Balkh and Samangan provinces. Also, additional classes have been established for another 2,000 women in Balkh and Samangan in 2023.

Family Health Houses (FHH) provide health services for women, girls, and children, and aim is to prevent maternal deaths during childbirth. In 2022, the project established 31health facilities in five districts of Samangan province serving approximately 120,500 women and children.


Under the ABADEI 1.0 project, implemented in Balkh, Jawozjan, and Samangan, Infrastructures were built, livelihood opportunities were provided, and 3,000 temporary jobs were created through Cash for Work activities. The project also established savings groups, supported women entrepreneurs and local traders, formed disaster reduction management committees, and distributed livestock and agriculture kits. Through these activities around 35,000 families were supported.

“I showed everyone that I can” says Fatima

Mazar Regional Management Office Fatima is happy because she and her teammates were able to defeat the opposite team and won the championship. She is a member of the wheelchair basketball team.

Students learn sign language and braille to help their classmates

Mazar Regional Management Office Ten years old Nadia, a student in the fourth grade in Mawla Ali school is one of the youngest participants in Inclusive Education and Special Education training conducted by the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan in Balkh province. The program conducted to teach sign language and braille to teachers and students and show them how they can help their classmates/students with disabilities in their schools.

From apprentice to a small business owner

Mazar Regional Management Office Alina Azimi is 25 years old and leading a producer group in Larghan village of Aybak district of Samangan province. She is a good supporter of her family and several other women in the village. She and 52 other women have graduated from vocational training courses; such as beauty parlor, bag sewing, cake and cookies baking, and soap making. The graduated women have established 23 producer groups in the Aybak city of Samangan province.

COVID-19 Weekly Update: MRMO

Mazar Regional Management Office Introduction: MRMO implements Education, Disability Inclusive, Rural Development, and Health programmes. The office covers the provinces of Balkh, Samangan and Jawzjan. The residents of more than 1100 villages are benefiting from SCA interventions.

Shukria’s contribution to preventing the spread of COVID-19

Mazar Regional Management Office The threats of coronavirus are spreading every day in Afghanistan and at the same time, it needs a joint effort to act against this epidemic. Shukria, 24 years old, is a resident of Nakarabad village in Shibirghan center of Jawzjan province. She is an active woman in the village and she is also the deputy of the Community Development Council in her village and besides that, she is a talented tailor. 

Completion of 26 rural development projects in Balkh and Samangan provinces

Mazar Regional Management Office After completion of these projects, it is expected that there will be a significant reduction of diarrhea cases especially among children as well as the projects will improve security for residents, who spend time traveling to distant water points to fetch water and the people will have access to sufficient quantity of water of appropriate quality for drinking, cooking and personal hygiene.

Educational Opportunities for Girls in Winter Camps

Mazar Regional Management Office Shoayb, Shamila, Hosna and around forty girls and boys are busy learning in Sare Chishma village of Kishindeh district in Balkh province. They attended in a two-month winter course which is facilitated by the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan. Shamila is ten years old and is in the second class of local school of Swedish Committee […]

The girl who struggles for her future

Mazar Regional Management Office Nasira Haqjou, who received professional training two years ago from the disability programme of the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan in Mazar-e-Sharif, is now a professional tailor and has a student as well to teach. In a room, she is busy in tailoring. The profession which helps her to support her family and cover some expenses […]

The girl who is scrolling the wheels of her life’s success

Mazar Regional Management Office The tragedy of her life started five years ago, when she was 17 years old and was just graduated from high school. She had an accident in which her back bone was broken. It happened in their house and in the old well in the yard, which was out of use, collapsed and as a result Ms. Habiba fall into the well and was severely injured.