Afghanistan is taking steps forward in nationalizing Early Childhood Development so that children age 3-6 have access to and benefit from holistic programs.
Sajad’s father died when he was very young and his mother married again. They were living in Baghlan privince. When Sajad was 4 years old, his family moved from there to Kabul to find job opportunities. They are 7 people in the family, with Sajad and his sister, and his two half-brothers from his mother’s new marriage, who are ill. There is a three-year old, who has been facing with anaemia, and a 1- year old, who has cerebral palsy. Sajad is in 7th grade, and is a member of the Save the Children Child-friendly Centre, as well as working in a soup shop. His father has recently obtained a new job as a guard of one of the prisons in Kabul. At the moment, Sajad is the only wage-earner of the family, and is having to pay the rent on the house.
Race for Survival
Yesterday in our Race for Survival in Kabul 300 children came together and raised their voice! These children said no to poverty loud and clear!
Save the Children's response to the floods in Afghanistan began on 25th April 2014. Situation Report 2 outlines progress in relief efforts, published 12th May 2014