How the Street Kids School works:
1) weekly classes are held at the Borderfree Nonviolence Community Centre in Kabul Afghanistan
2) children in the program attend government school
3) school supplies are provided through this program
4) monthly rations of rice, beans, chickpeas and cooking oil are given to the student’s family to supplement the family’s nutritional needs (We welcome news that beginning in 2018, an Afghan group will be contributing substantially toward these rations, making the project more locally sustainable)
The Afghan Peace Volunteers who work as coordinators in the Street Kids Team are Zekerullah, Zarghuna, Farzana, Hadisa, Barath Khan, Bismillah and Sharif. These volunteers teach the street kids, who attend Dari and Math literacy classes as well as weekly lessons on nonviolence.
The APV tutor the children so they can catch up academically and return to school. The kids in the program may have been formerly engaged in vending resale items on the street, shining shoes, sweeping and the like. The small amount of income generated by their efforts are so needed by the families that the children must do this work rather than go to school.
Monthly rations of rice and cooking oil are designed to replace this income. The rations are conditionally given to families on the promise that their young children will attend school and attend the supplemental classes offered at the APV Borderfree Centre.
Breaking Bread in Kabul by Kathy Kelly
Street Kids Update by Maya Evans
A Teacher in Kabul by Kathy Kelly
Sherri Maurin’s Kabul diary-Monday-August 11th by Sherri Maurin
Afghan Street Children Beg for Change by Kathy Kelly
Love Letters from Kabul on Fairer Livelihoods by Abdulhai, Samia and Hakim
Whatever Happened to Women and Children First by Johnny Barber
The Darkness Approaches a Light Shines Bright by Johnny Barber
You can now donate to the Street Kids School using Paypal!
Keep in mind that PayPal assesses a fee of 2.9% in addition to a non-refundable transaction surcharge of 30 cents. In other words, the Street Kids School will only actually receive 97.1% of your donation minus 30 cents. This is the price of convenience. Especially if you wish to make a large donation, consider donating by mail.
To donate by mail, make a check or money order out to VCNV or Voices for Creative Nonviolence and please send to:
1249 W Argyle St
Chicago, IL 60640
and write “Street Kids” in the memo line.