Nazo

Kindergarten

Besides daily lunch the children receive milk, fruits, and biscuits during two further breaks.

In parallel with the training the children of the students and employess are professionally looked after in the NAZO kindergarten. Normally older siblings would look after the children at home, if the children are not already send to the street for work (or begging).

A NAZO kindergarten is an additional groundbreaking offer. The women learn that you can have children and learn and pursue a profession at the same time, in short: that the education of children is a profession, too. Additionally the children learn at an early stage that girls and boys may be treated equally.

Two-storey beds in the quiet room: On top a cradle for the small ones, below a couch for the older ones.

Siesta. It is often much more exciting "outside" than behind the soft curtain.

Link to an excerpt of a film "A letter from Kabul" part 4, children

Both Kindergartens in Kart-e-nau and in Ahmad Shah Baba Meyna are well accepted by all. The educators will sing, dance, and paint etc. with the children. The older children are prepared for school. 
The groups vary in size - about 12-33 children. In winter less girls and boys visit the kindergarten because it can become bitterly cold (minus 20°C at night and around 0°C for a couple of hours during the day) and the possibilities of transport are very poor. Today the bad security situation adds to this, so that many parents decide to wait for the warmer period of the year. 

There is almost no public transport - not at all in the countryside. The roads are often not accessible by car, the ways dangerours - one (child, woman, man) can be attacked and/or robbed everywhere. Therefore even the way to school is a risk for each child. Here is what a student said in one of my movies:

"If you leave the house to go to school or university, you never know whether you'll return home at all."


In the winter of 2001/2002, after the Taliban had been overthrown, schools opened again. In the beginning there were only public schools, but soon private education providers were shooting up like mushrooms. There the teachers are paid much better than in public schools. The remote areas remain undersupplied - and therefore firmly in the hands of the conservative mullahs.

So everything stays as it was in the past: A small elite can invest in the education of their children. The great majority cannot afford education for their children. 

The education of toddlers is not at all an issue in Afghanistan. It is left to the older siblings. The students in the NAZO center learn that in childhood the course for the future is set.

The salary of a kindergarten teacher is 150 € per month. Help us to cover the salary costs for the kindergarten teachers.
Donate for the care of the children.

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A girl carries straw.

During traffic jam: A boy cleans the windows of a car. 

Daily life for the children often looks like this: They have to work quite early, to contribute to the livelihood of the family. Boys go around the streets with a vendor's tray or a cart to sell melons, chewing gum, etc., or they clean the windows of the cars.
Girls are either married off very early - not uncommonly already with 9 years - and work in the family of their husbands at the lowest level as "girl for all work". Or they will be send as assistants into the houses of rich Afghans where they are also completely without any rights.