Street children school in Kabul - First steps of the initiative
In 2016, Action for Development launched its new project "Street Children Back to School" in order to give hope to the street children in Kabul. The initiative aims to allow children working on Kabul streets to attend a semi-formal school where they can learn the basic literacy and numeracy skills necessary to improving their life in the future.
The action would not have been possible without generous help and support from AfD's collaborating partners in Switzerland and Afghanistan: Foundation Gertrude Hirzel, Commune de Plan-Les-Ouates, Afghan Ministry of Education, Afghan local foundations and institutions and private donors from GlobalGiving.org (worldwide). Thanks to them, the organization managed to perform the following steps in order to support the reintegration of Kabul's street children:
⦁ 10 street children aged between 8 to 13 have been identified and enrolled in the program ;
⦁ The place for the classroom has been identified and rented ;
⦁ Equipment for the room (as chairs, blackboard, notebooks, pencils, pens and coloring pencils) has been ordered ;
⦁ Teaching material is being discussed and work is in progress to prepare the training material.
AfD DOES NOT CONDONE CHILD LABOR but views the empowerment of street children and their families as a necessary step towards eliminating child labor in Kabul.