The new schooling year in Afghanistan starts on 22 March, following the start of Afghanistan's second day of calendar year (2nd Hamal that coin sides with 21 March). On the first day of the schooling year all activities were focused on demonstrating gratification and the functions of the school teachers.
The gathering of the students on the day when they return after the winter vacations was accompanied by a sign language speech of the director – welcoming the returning students as well as new-comers.
All students came together as a big loving family. With hard work our team continue their support and encouragement to the school teachers, the students and their families. The philosophy of establishing and continuing these teaching efforts entail the ethics of gathering together the kids and youth who suffer not only from social, cultural and economic problems, but also from the isolation they face from the surrounding world. Others can express their feelings by words – but these kids have no words except for the sign language they use to communicate.
Their smiley faces and joy visible from their eyes, say a lot about their happiness to be able to go out of their house which is not only for the purpose of learning communication means – but also is the only way they can have fun and enjoyment with other kids suffering from similar problems. Afghanistan yet does not have many facilities i.e. playgrounds, libraries accessible to young readers with interesting story books, movie places to enjoy cartoons and children’s' movies, where kids could pass time.
The environment of the school - recognising the needs of the deaf, blind and mentally disordered kids - brings together various methodological concepts that are used during the lessons and communications.
Our plans for this year entail to continue supporting these kids with provision of basic educational material, classes to mobilise and train new teachers in sign language, specific trainings for 12-15 year olds on various income generating skills and many more.
We look forward to your further support to this school which would mean a lot to each kid involved in learning sign language and communication skills, through which they can have a better future. Please be sure that your gifts and support are used entirely towards the benefits for these kids.
With best regards,