MERCY Little Caliph (MLC)

Project MERCY Little Caliph (MLC)

To prepare children, both boys and girls, for primary school

Project Partners -

• Conducting classes in basic Pashto, Dari, English, Islamic studies and Mathematics based on a syllabus approved by the Department of Education • Vaccinating the children and providing them with food supplements to improve their health and nutritional status

Locations Kandahar City
Period Ongoing since 2003

• Since its inception, four batches of 30 children each have completed the course, the latest one in October 2010


Started in October 2003, MERCY Little Caliph provides preschool education for batches of 30 children aged between five and 10. MLC began as a service to make it easier for patients, particularly women, to come to our clinic as well as to our Vocational Training Centre (VTC). Its premises are situated in the Comprehensive Health Clinic building.


The courses run for two years at a time, covering classes one to two. Classes are offered for six to seven months at a time, six days a week, three-and-a-half hours per day. Refreshments are also provided to pupils during class, supplementing their daily meals with nutritious food. Even though this project does not fall within the confines of MERCY Malaysia’s main focus areas, it is considered a worthwhile contribution to the country’s efforts to build a better educated and healthier youth segment among its population.