Help to change the course of Afghan street children’s lives by sponsoring their education. Instead of begging, scavenging through rubbish or selling plastic materials, proper education equip the children with literacy competency and technical skills required to financially support their families in a sustainable way. This project aims to enroll the street children into the formal education system but if situation doesn’t permit, vocational training will the alternative way out. Your contribution will cover the estimated cost of one-day schooling or training, and materials required for the learning of an Afghan street child.
Decades of war in Afghanistan have led to a nationwide breakdown of social and economic structures. Children are among the biggest victims of the endemic poverty and vulnerability. When basic survival of a family is at risk, access to education is out of question. Everyday tens of thousands of children roam the dusty streets in Afghanistan, begging or working desperately to earn money needed for their family, worse case for the orphans.
BRD Afghanistan aspires to change the future of these street children through provision of formal education or vocational training, especially the orphans. The project started in 2012, focuses on reaching out to street children in areas where BRD Afghanistan has established its presence (mainly the Eastern and Central region). Not only that it enhances resource optimisation but most importantly to ensure that 100% of the contribution reaches the beneficiaries directly. As of November 2019, this project has successfully helped 1920 children returned to school, completing the compulsory formal education. BRD Afghanistan strongly believes that education is the key to break the virtuous circle of poverty and BRD Afghanistan hopes that you will support the effort to improve the future of the thousands of families in Afghanistan.
$2.00 – Educate a child for a day (1 – impact)
$10.00 – Educate a child for a week (5 – impacts)
$40.00 – Educate a child for a month (20 – impacts)
$240.00 – Educate a child for 6 months (120 – impacts)
$480.00 – Educate a child for a year (240 – impacts)
Ihsanullah , who is 16 years old, lives with his mother, three younger sisters and three brothers. When he was 11 years old and in the fourth grade, his father, who was the only provider for the family, sadly died during the on-going military conflict. Sidiqullah’s family was struggling to survive, so as the oldest child in the family, he had to leave school and take a street job as a newspaper seller.
Fast forward, thanks to the Save an Afghan Street Child with Education programme, Sidiqullah has been re-enrolled in the school and provided with a part-time training to learn the Solar Panel repair skills. He continued his education, learnt the trade in a local welding workshop and can now support his family with additional income. He tells us ‘I was very sad and worried about our family and my siblings’ future as there was no possibility for them study. Today I am happy that I am continuing my education and also earning income to support my brothers and sisters, who can now also go school’.