Monday 25 March 2019

Education for Everyone

By: Abdul Wasay Hewadmal

Koran Larkhabi is a new village in the center of Kunduz Province in north of Afghanistan, which was established by Internal Displaced People (IDPs) from Asqalan village due to the ongoing conflicts. Approximately 300 families residing in this new village are faced with many challenges such as lack of educational facilities and health care centres. The community has requested the local government and authorities several times to provide them with educational and other life opportunities, but no positive response has been received. This village is 4.5 km away from the government school located in the neighbouring village, which is a long distance for the children to walk. Based on these problems, and an assessment conducted by Save the Children in the villages of Kunduz with a high number of IDPs, three community based classes were established. These classes have approximately 123 registered students attending classes. The students were provided with all the necessary school materials.

Thursday 11 October 2018

Education Prevails over violence

Rana is ten years old and studies in the first grade at the CBE class in Daman district of Kandahar province.

Thursday 2 June 2016

Moving Early Childhood Care and Development Ahead

Afghanistan is taking steps forward in nationalizing Early Childhood Development so that children age 3-6 have access to and benefit from holistic programs.

Monday 8 February 2016

Giving Street Working Children Equal Opportunities

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.

Sunday 7 December 2014

Health and Education

Zarghoona is a 13 year-old girl, in grade 6 at school. She has four brothers and four sisters. She has been receiving training in Child Focussed Health Education (CFHE) from Save the Children.