Education Inside Classrooms
“Mohammad Ali Bik village children no longer have to travel several kilometers of distance to attend school,” said Mazar-e-sharif Kadars as they assisted their community’s men and women to acquire a building for school inside the village.
According to surveys and studies, one of the biggest reasons children are deprived from education is unavailability of schools. Many kids who grow up with no education feel embarrassed to travel to a far village and study with children who are smaller than them in one classroom. This is even a bigger problem for children with disability who should walk to the next village in warm or cold weathers to attend classes. Khadija, a local woman said that her children became sick so she had to take them out from school for a while.
To address these issues, our Mazar-e-Sharif Kadar together with other women discussed the possible solutions for increasing number of classes and all the other facilities a school building shall have. The Kadar with help of Executive Committee Members met with elders and prepared a request letter to Department of Education of Kholm District. After several follow ups to accelerate the process, the problem was solved through CCNPP (Citizen Charter Nationality Priority Program). The school building is currently under construction and the children will soon be back to schools.
Nine years old Maryam who lost a leg in a bomb explosion is excited to go to school beside her house. She says she will not have to write in home now but she will be able to go to school like other children her age.