QALA-I-NAW (Pajhwok): Children in western Badghis province wish establishment of full peace in their province so they would be able study in a safe environment and have a bright future.
Samiullah, a 10-year-old child in Badghis province, sings songs for peace and reduction of violence in the country. He says he is happy to be able to study in a peaceful atmosphere after war had ended. He is a resident of Qala-i-Naw, capital of Badghis.
The boy, who is in fourth grade and is first position holder, says that he has been participating in singing programs since last three years.
With a bold voice for signing, Samiullah hopes that peace will continue forever and that he and his peers will be able to study in an environment of peace and tranquility.
“I always like to study, become a doctor in future and be someone to serve my family, and improve my economic situation. We do not have a good life now. My father is a servant in a hospital and we have a lot of financial problems,” he said.
The songs and poems that this young child sings include various messages about elimination of violence and maintaining durable peace in the country.
The child, who has more than a dozen poems about peace, wants to send a message of peace to all the people through his poems and inform them of the value and importance of this valuable phenomenon.
Samiullah wished that peace that had been established in the country after the end of war to continue forever and that there would be no more war and insecurity.
Meanwhile, 12-year-old Hamidullah from Badghis who polishes people’s shoes, also hopes that peace will prevail forever in Afghanistan.
The young child bears the burden to feed his eight-member family after his father was killed during a fight while serving in the previous administration.
“Peace means living peacefully, meaning that all people work without fear, and that no child is left without a father,” he said.
He wishes that peace that has come to the country will last forever so that he and his peers can study in no fear.
Hamidullah, who earns less than 100 afghanis a day, says the money cannot cover his family’s expenses.
“I want to make a good living for myself by studying. Studying makes me open my eyes to the world and serve my family and society,” he said.
“Peace is very good, safety makes my life better, I hate war and I do not want to hear the harsh voice of war again,” he added.
Hamidullah called on all the people to work for peace and the elimination of conflicts and violence in the country, so that no child lose his or her father and beloved ones.