When we entered Afghanistan in January 2005, our hospital team consisted of about thirty Afghans and thirty foreigners. Over the next ten years, as services and programs expanded, the number of Afghan employees was increased to three hundred twenty, while the number of foreigners was decreased to zero. This is good news.
How did we accomplish this remarkable achievement in Afghanistan, where violence, lack of resources, infrastructure deficiencies, corruption, cultural and language barriers and other factors work against capacity building efforts? We firmly believe that our success is based on trusting relationships. Whether exchanging knowledge, skill sets or values, growth in any relationship depends on trust. We build enduring partnerships. This is the good news of Be Team International.