The children celebrating in style
I’m thrilled to share two updates with you from our early childhood development center in Afghanistan that you have so generously been supporting.
Firstly, we are happy to report that we were able to install a cooling system in the daycare center. Without this cooling system the center would have had to close during the summer months because it would have been too hot for the children to stay in the center. Thankfully the daycare can stay open and the children can remain in a comfortable and nurturing environment while their mothers weave.
Our second update is a truly joyous one. In June, we celebrated International Children’s Day at the center. As you can see from the photos, the children celebrated in style – with cake, presents and party hats! While this day was a day filled with fun and games, it also holds a much greater significance.
Afghanistan is consistently named one of the most dangerous countries in the world to be a child, and one of the worst countries to be a mother. Therefore this was also a day to celebrate and reflect on the opportunities that this program provides to both the children and their mothers. Women are able to concentrate on their craft and earn more income for their family, while their sons and daughters are in a separate, healthy and educational environment with an opportunity to learn, play and thrive with peers. It was a celebration of childhood, motherhood, and the empowering opportunities that they now have – thanks to your support.
We cannot thank you enough for giving these children and mothers such a beautiful reason to celebrate.
With heartfelt gratitude,
The children celebrating with cake