Partnership With Enabled Children’s Initiative Provides New Dormitory Housing For Orphanage’s Special-Needs Children


Kabul, Afghanistan—August 12, 2016—The Bayat Foundation (, co-founded by Bayat Group Chairman Ehsanollah Bayat as Afghanistan’s largest private charitable organization providing Healthcare, Educational and Economic Development assistance to at-risk Afghans, announced today that it has successfully completed the restoration of a dormitory for special-needs children at the Tahia Maskan State Orphanage. Located in Kabul, the Tahia Maskan State Orphanage serves 500 Afghan children, ranging in ages from four to eighteen years old.


The Bayat Foundation sponsored the renovation project at the request of the Enabled Children’s Initiative (ECI) (, an Afghan based organization serving special needs children. The renovated dormitory will be used to provide housing to the special-needs children living at Tahia Maskan. The scope of renovations to the dormitory included the complete removal of the building’s interior structure and the installation of new flooring, interior walls, sleeping quarters, laundry and bathroom facilities, the provision of new furniture and air conditioning.


The Foundation has provided support to other programs at Tahia Maskan. In 2013, the Foundation installed a computer lab at the orphanage and donated supplies of children’s winter clothing.


“Today, there are 2,000,000 orphans in Afghanistan, and they are the most vulnerable of all Afghans; these children deserve our help, and above all, they deserve our love,” said Mrs. Fatema Bayat, the Co-Founder of The Bayat Foundation. “The Bayat Foundation is honored to extend our support of programs at Tahia Maskan Orphanage, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to work with Mrs. Lael Mohib and her colleagues at ECI, so that together, we can provide housing, help and hope to the children of Tahia Maskan.”


The Tahia Maskan renovation project is one of a broad range of Bayat Foundation projects and programs that are providing Afghan youth with essential health and educational services. During 2015-2016, the Bayat Foundation has provided assistance for health and education projects undertaken by The Malalai Maternity Hospital, The Rahman Meena School, The Azadi School, and Kabul’s Intermediate Medical Institute Dental Department. The Foundation has also sponsored the construction of hospitals throughout Afghanistan which have provide life-saving health care to 1,500,000 mothers and children.


About the Bayat Foundation:

Since 2005, the US-based Bayat Foundation, a 501 c (3) charitable organization, has promoted the well-being of the Afghan people. Founded and directed by Ehsanollah Bayat and Fatema Bayat, the Foundation has contributed to more than 300 projects dedicated to improving the quality of life for the youth, women, poor, and elderly of Afghanistan; including construction of 13 maternity hospitals that have now treated over 1,500,000 mothers and babies.  Projects have included the construction of new facilities and sustainable infrastructure in needy regions, and the promotion of health, education, economic, and cultural programs. In addition to his charitable initiatives, Ehsanollah Bayat founded Afghan Wireless (AWCC) in 2002, which was the first GSM wireless and Internet Service Provider in Afghanistan, and later established Ariana Radio and Television Network (ATN), which includes Ariana Radio (FM 93.5). For more information, please email