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Perspective

Perspective

Perspective or point of view, the way someone sees the world, people, society, can have variety of effects on peoples’ thinking, behavior, and can even shape their lives. In Afghanistan, people do not give much attention to it. Perspective is one of the fundamental ways of life that can have profound effect on humans’ life. .. read more

19
Sep
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No Schooling

No Schooling

  9 out 10 kids are deprived of attending high school in the Qamber refugees’ camp in Kabul. Most of these kids are between 12 and 18 years old. The “No schooling” decision was made by the elders and families living in this camp for their children. The decision was made after some of the .. read more

05
Sep
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Rising violence rate in Badakhshan

Rising violence rate in Badakhshan

According to independent human rights commission in Fayzabad the violence against women and children in Badakhshan northeastern province has increased in 1396 solar year. In 1394 there were 46 cases of violence, and in 1395, 52 cases of violence have been registered. While only in the first half of 1396 solar year, 46 cases of .. read more

29
Aug
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Hardships made me hopeful

Hardships made me hopeful

Life is more difficult where you are under the bullets. This story goes back to few years back when Sahar Gul lived in Helmand province. He and His family were busy with farming and agriculture. Although, there was no school, no hospital nor any other services they lived happily in the village. Unfortunately, fighting and .. read more

31
Jul
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The Kabulis (From Kabul)

The Kabulis (From Kabul)

We were living our life under bombs showering like rain over us. I, Zamaryal, was a child and living with my family in a small village. Next to our house there was an army camp which was the target for the enemies. My father was farming despite the endless fight between the government and opposition .. read more

31
Jul
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Bi Bi Zahra, who got to Pakistan by walking for 40 days

Bi Bi Zahra, who got to Pakistan by walking for 40 days

A hard life makes people stronger. Not only Bi Bi Zahra but also other families  left Afghanistan during the war, but after a while they got back to their country with a world of hope in their hearts. For 40 days, Bi Bi Zahra  walked all the way to Pakistan for finding a better place, .. read more

24
Jul
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The Misery of Being a Refugee

The Misery of Being a Refugee

“I had worked for more than 20 years, but couldn’t make a life; we were just living.” Khairullah, a 55 years-0ld returnee from Pakistan. In 2016, when Pakistan forced afghan refugees to leave, khairullah was among those who left the refugees camp voluntarily. He doesn’t want to talk much about his past and the time .. read more

24
Jul
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Golden Village

Golden Village

Nowabad (‘New Town’) is located in Shash Pul (‘Six Bridges’) in the east of Bamyan Central City approximately 12 km away from the center of Bamyan. The village is right on the paved road of Kabul-Bamyan, opposite of Zahak historical city. Four old men were sitting under the shadow in front of the shop in .. read more

10
Jul
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Kaka Rahim, the Clever Street boy

Kaka Rahim, the Clever Street boy

On a spring day of Mazar, Rahim an eight years old boy was walking around Government Press area, looking for customers to polish their shoes. Suddenly he heard children from inside the press courtyard. He was curious and was surprised when he saw some of his friends with street children making paper-flowers. Rahim is polishing .. read more

03
May
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Samanu, the Traditional Dish of Happy Moments

Samanu, the Traditional Dish of Happy Moments

Food is the substance providing nutritional support for the body but it also portrays cultural symbols which contribute in building the collective consensus and unique identity for every society. Often food communicates a special meaning or message. If you are familiar with traditions and customs in Afghanistan and Central Asian Countries, perhaps you know Samanu; .. read more

04
Apr
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