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Khost youths launch door to door children’s school enrollment campaign

Khost youths launch door to door children’s school enrollment campaign

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14 Mar 2024 - 18:48
Khost youths launch door to door children’s school enrollment campaign
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14 Mar 2024 - 18:48

KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): On the eve of the new education year, a group of youths in southeastern Khost province has started mobilising families to send their children to schools.

They travel from village to village to encourage people to enroll their children and print photographs needed during the enrollment process for the interested children.

Naqibullah, the group leader, said so far he printed thousands of photographs for the children who reached their legal age requirement for enrollment in the school.

He told Pajhwok Afghan News he was doing this on the basis of his national responsibility and to encourage the new generation to get education.

“We have chosen the topic ‘Village to Village and Houseto House Visit’ for this campaign, In this process, we printed pictures for almost 10,000 students, including girls and boys last year, this campaign was conducted in Khost City and all districts, this year, by the completion of one week, we have printed photos for 3,500 children to be enrolled in schools”

Meanwhile, some residents in Khost said that children had been deprived of education due to the non-availability of schools in remote areas.

Walizang, the resident of Zowi locality in Nandirshakot district, said most of their children had been deprived of education because there were no schools.

He said: “Our main issue is there is no school due to which children also suffer a lot, especially during the cold and hot weather, our village is comprised of five hundred houses, there is a five kilometer road to the central school, and those little children could not walk such a long distance in the cold and heat, so they are forced to stay at home, they grow up without education and a profession.”

Shamsullah, is one of the local youth, who left his education in the middle due to the non-existence of school.

He asked concerned authorities to build a school in his locality.

“I myself could not continue from class seventh, not just me, but many other students like me, who do not have access to school, I want to say that young people should not miss school anymore.”

Mawlavi Mahbob Shah Qanit, deputy governor of Khost province, said efforts were underway to provide education facilities and a suitable learning environment for students in all areas.

He welcomed efforts for the promotion of education and training of the new generation.

He said: “Some districts of Khost are far away from the center, so our Department of Education is considering that gradually in this year, the rights of education which is our responsibility, we will ensure the provision of education to every village.”

According to the Education Department around 30,000 new students will be enrolled in the government schools this year.

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