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Engaging youngsters from displaced communities

Engaging youngsters from displaced communities

Through history, the city of Herat has been a place of interaction of cultures and customs, as well as the pursuit of ideas This has enabled people from the region and beyond to foster lasting friendships between individuals and communities, and enabled the city to be a center of culture and tolerance. This status has, .. read more

28
Sep
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Intergenerational Dialogue; How It Begins From Family

Intergenerational Dialogue; How It Begins From Family

In conventional Afghan society, there are numerous manifestations of community dialogue in many forms and formats such as Jirga, Shora and so on. In fact, these forms of community dialogues are so deep-rooted in the Afghan culture that have been long used as dependable mechanisms to discuss issues, make decisions and solve problems at community .. read more

20
Sep
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Bamyan “The Place of Shining Light”

Bamyan “The Place of Shining Light”

The children may work for the reason of poverty, and those children who are busy at work for long hours will miss the opportunity of access to education that empowers them with knowledge, skills, self-confidence and prepares them to participate effectively in the social and economic life. The United Nations reported that more than 2 .. read more

02
Sep
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Engage People in Action; A Social Message through Hiking

Engage People in Action; A Social Message through Hiking

It is 5:00 in the early morning. It is still a bit dark but the reddish part of the sky scattered behind the mountains signals the sunrise of Kabul. It is the time when Sediqa, a 20-year-old girl, and her younger sister Shokofa, 17, get up to go hiking on the nearby hills called Tape .. read more

31
Aug
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Adapating to a new normal: Hasan’s ingenious new business venture

Adapating to a new normal: Hasan’s ingenious new business venture

Before the quarantine, Hasan would head out every morning on the streets of Kabul with a tiny tin of hot coals on which he’d sprinkle seeds of espand (a plant also known as wild rue) so that they popped and burned. Hasan would fan the resulting smoke towards occupants of vehicles in the traffic or .. read more

27
Jul
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Dera (traditional gathering of people)

Dera (traditional gathering of people)

On a brisk June Morning, in the Omarzai area of Laghman province, villagers gathered in a relaxed atmosphere, keeping social distance, where the beauty of nature sang its songs, the green bushes and the green trees dance to the gentle waves of the wind. This gathering, called Dera, is held to discuss and solve their .. read more

21
Jul
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Inspire and Mobilize People for a Community Change; What Can We Learn From Kreshma?

Inspire and Mobilize People for a Community Change; What Can We Learn From Kreshma?

Every morning, she used to wake up to an unpleasant smell spreading across their neighborhood. She was always curious and would ask her mother, “Mom, where is this bad smell coming from?”, to which her mother had no response. However, Kreshma, a 23-year-old girl from Hamza Khel village of Kohestan district, is far from stepping .. read more

20
Jul
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We, The Girls, and the Boys Works together to make Reading a tradition

We, The Girls, and the Boys Works together to make Reading a tradition

Ziba Afghan, a 19-year-old resident of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan lives in a society where girls face more restrictions than boys. Boys are more comfortable in the community than girls. “I have high hopes and I want to serve the community in the future, and be a lawyer to work for the rights of girls,” she .. read more

16
Jul
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Volunteering: The more we give, the happier we feel

Volunteering: The more we give, the happier we feel

25 Years old volunteer Karim lives in Paghman, the eastern part of Kabul, Afghanistan. He says: “Years ago a few of my friends and I decided that we wanted to do something to help the people, families, and community to create positive incentives among the people for a better life and a positive social change .. read more

25
Jun
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A Story of Recovering from Coronavirus: Keep Your Spirits Up

A Story of Recovering from Coronavirus: Keep Your Spirits Up

Shafi tested positive for the Covid-19 last month. After about two weeks, fortunately, he recovered and is now in a good health condition. He tells his story about how he managed during the time in isolation shares some practical tips for others. “There are no shortcuts to overcome the coronavirus; you need to observe each .. read more

14
Jun
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