United Aid for Azerbaijan was founded in 1998 with a mission to ‘aid long-term development of life in Azerbaijan, with particular focus on children, health and education’.  Though registered in the UK, UAFA operates as a local NGO, embedding best practices in child development, education and child welfare in a framework of advocacy, civil society development and  reform.

The Founder, Gwendolyn Burchell, was awarded with an MBE in 2004 by the Queen, for services to special education in Azerbaijan.  She has lived and worked in Azerbaijan since 1998.

News

Planting flowers at the yard of the Shagan Boarding School

FLEX Alumni planting flowers with volunteers at the yard of the Boarding School for children with limited abilities at Shagan ...

New BE MY HERO titled bilboards of UAFA & AsanXidmat on streets of Baku

New "BE MY HERO" titled bilboards of UAFA & AsanXidmat on streets of Baku, soon on bus stations, kiosks, in ...

Baku marathon 2017

According to our tradition, children who benefit from UAFA's Yasamal CBR participate in the Baku marathon. This year, they did ...

FLEX (Future Leaders Exchange) Program Alumni at UAFA’s Yamal CBR center!

Wonderful art workshop has been conducted by FLEX (Future Leaders Exchange) Program Alumni at UAFA’s Yamal CBR center! Children learned ...

Deloitte organized a special worshop for UAFA’s Yasamal CBR Center’s kids.

On 17th of March, representatives from Deloitte organized a special worshop (drawing on glass) for UAFA’s Yasamal CBR Center’s kids. ...

Success Stories

Sinan Mammadli

A little kid from the Jalilabad region just proved that everything is possible! Sinan Mammadli has been suffering from the speech ...

Rasul Mammadli

Success knows no boundaries… Rasul with his groupmates at university. Disability is not inability, it is just a human condition in which ...

Roya

One of the most needed services in Azerbaijan changed Roya’s life: Now she doesn’t have to live in a chicken ...

Shabnam Ahmadova

Disability is an Art: It’s an ingenious way to live… Creativity has no disability. People with disabilities often express themselves through ...

Babajanov Brothers

“Put all excuses aside and remember this: YOU are capable!”  Ali carrying torch during the First European Games held in Baku Sport ...

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A day of a Child Development Specialist

Who is the Child Development Specialist? A child developmental specialist is someone who works with children, their parents and educators in ...