Turquoise Mountain

The Turquoise Mountain Foundation is a British NGO dedicated to the regeneration of the old city of Kabul, and the revival of Afghanistan’s traditional arts. Founded in 2006 by HRH The Prince of Wales in partnership with former President of Afghanistan HE Hamid Karzai, the Foundation supports Afghan artisans by providing them with three years of technical training, as well as a full range of business support following graduation.

As well as restoring over a hundred historic buildings at risk, Turquoise Mountain has helped rescue many of Afghanistan’s traditional arts from the brink of extinction, nurturing a generation of talented artisans capable of exhibiting their work on the world stage.  

Alongside Turquoise Mountain's work with tangible heritage in the old city of Kabul, Turquoise Mountain has also set up a maternal health clinic and primary school in the local community. 

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