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.

Monday 31 August 2015

Empowering People, Saving Lives - Abdul Ghafar

Abdul Ghafar is a resident of Dima Qushlaq village in Sar-i-pul province. Dima Qushlaq is a highly flood prone village with almost 1000 families, including 500 children.Two years ago this village was badly affected by floods, in which three people were killed and 400 houses were damaged as a result.

Thursday 28 May 2015

A Call to End Preventable Maternal and Child Deaths

As a final year for the unfinished business of MDGs, May 10-12, 2015 witnessed “New Hope” for Afghanistan, The national call to action to renew promise on ending preventable maternal and child deaths.  

Wednesday 6 May 2015

Saving Children's Life in Emergencies

Obaid is in 2nd grade at school. He has a family of ten people. He lives with his mother and father and five sisters. He has two brothers as well. They are both married and live apart from them. He is the only wage-earner in his family.

Every day from 8:00 to 12:00 PM he collects cans and then sells them. This is the only source of income for their family. His father is 65-years-old and can’t work anymore.

He dreams to become a doctor so that he can serve the people living in the tents and also all people around the world.

“Now I am in 2nd grade, and I try to go to school. I like school so much though I am working during the day, but I try my best to review my lessons at night, and my father encourages me to study.

During the night when I write my homework, I put the handy light which Save the Children gave us in my mouth and I write. My father does not let me to sleep until I finish my homework, and I love that my father encourages me.

Some days ago the school officials told me that I should come to school with uniform, but when I told my father, he said he can’t buy uniform because he does not have money and can’t afford it.

Each morning until 12:00 PM, I collect cans, and so my clothes get dirty, and when I go to school the other students tell me how dirty my clothes are, and then I become sad. I bring water for my family from other houses.

I dream to become a doctor so that I can serve these people under tents and also all people of the world.”

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.