Street Kids School

Updated April 2020
Funding options at bottom of page

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. The APV tutor the children so they can catch up academically and return to school
  4. school supplies are provided through this program
  5. each child is given a warm winter coat, manufactured by APV members and friends learning tailoring skills

Several Afghan Peace Volunteers work as coordinators in the Street Kids Team, guided by Masoma who is a Living Wage staff for the APV.  Taking Masoma’s place for two months, in March and April of 2020, is Mohammed Ali. Masoma and Zekerullah recently married and are enjoying two months with family in Bamiyan.

The APV tutor the children in language and math so they can catch up academically and return to school. They also teach a weekly nonviolence class. 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 is so needed by the families that the children must do this work rather than go to school.


A Morning in Afghanistan

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

Class in session

Class in session

Learning in class

Learning in class

Participating in class

Participating in class

Taking notes in class

Taking notes in class



There are two donation options:

  1. To donate via PayPal, click this button (but first read below):

    (*As PayPal assesses a fee of 2.9% in addition to a non-refundable 30 cent transaction surcharge, the Duvet Project will only actually receive 97.1% of your donation minus 30 cents!!  Especially if you wish to make a large donation, please consider donating by mail, as follows):
  2. To donate by mail, make a check or money order out to VCNV or Voices for Creative Nonviolence (not to the APVs) and please send to Voices at:
    1249 W Argyle St
    Chicago, IL 60640
    crucially writing “Street Kids School” in the memo line, so we’ll know where to direct your donation.