Action for Development’s School for Street Children will be subject to a significant expansion thanks to a new partnership with the UEFA Foundation for children, signed on 22 February 2018. The UEFA Foundation agreed to support AfD for a one-year period with the aim to increase the student body from today’s 59 to a total of 150 children by the end of this year. We are very excited and grateful for this new opportunity to bring even more children away from the streets into our classrooms.
Because of the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan, a lot of families are forced to flee their homes in the different provinces and many of them end up in camps in and around Kabul. Unfortunately the suffering does not stop for the families once they arrive in those camps, since most of them live in poverty and they lack even the most basic necessities. Especially the cold winter months are extremely harsh.
There is a proverb which says ‘if you see someone fallen, take his hand and help him stand’. In Afghanistan there are many children who are on the streets all day, so they need help and guidance. When I see them working on the streets, I think about their future. They work to feed themselves and their families,
With our new partnership with the Global Nutrition Cluster, AfD is taking its first steps towards scaling up nutrition in our health programs. The new report by AfD’s Public Health Nutritionist Alison Farnham, presents the current situation regarding the nutritional assessment of children under 5 years old at the Shahid Abdul Razaq Comprehensive Health Centre in Kabul, Afghanistan.
The Quarterly Report of our School for Street Children in Kabul is out! With a bigger classroom and more school equipment, the number of children attending our school doubled to 42 between July and September 2017. In our classes, the children are taught basic skills through playful means, while their basic needs are accommodated in the curriculum. One of the highlights was the Eid-el-Kébir festival in August which was celebrated at our school, where the children were given gifts in form of food and clothes.