Kashana, Schools for All: Abdul Baqi Samandar / Founder, Kashana School
We realized that these kids with no education and no hope for the future will grow up and become another lost generation of Afghans. We started a campaign to encourage these kids to study and be a part of the future. The biggest problem we repeatedly encountered was these children needed to earn money so they could feed their family. We decided to solve this problem by not only supplementing their earnings, but also providing books, paper, pens, AND teachers so they could start the path to education.
We currently have over 800 students—both boys and girls—in our schools.
what we do
To date we are happy to report that some of our students have graduated their studies and are enrolled in universities studying law, medicine, business, etc. Others have graduated from university and now work in some of the highest levels of the government. In Afghanistan there are more than seven (7) million children who have foregone school so they can earn money and feed their families. These kids, who are the future of Afghanistan, are in dire need of help and guidance. If we don't step in and help, the Taliban and other groups will capitalize on this misery and will recruit them, brainwashing them with their radical views.
We are planting the tree for the future of Afghanistan by educating one child at a time. We don't discriminate against any kid. Our programs have kids from all backgrounds: Pashtun, Tajik, Uzback, Hazara.