Updated January 2021
This is an archive page. With the Dec 2020 closure of VCNV, we can no longer undertake to convey support to the worthy projects of the Afghan Peace Volunteers. The APVs continue their work at www.ourjourneytosmile.com, although when you read this, APV projects may have significantly altered.
How the Street Kids School works:
- weekly classes are held at the Borderfree Nonviolence Community Centre in Kabul Afghanistan
- children in the program attend government school
- The APV tutor the children so they can catch up academically and return to school
- school supplies are provided through this program
- 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.
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