Balkh children to Taliban: Don’t fire at us
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Children in northern Balkh province on Sunday urged militants not fire bullets at them and the country leaders to provide them better education facilities.
A large number of schoolchildren were gathered in Mazar-i-Sharif, the provincial capital by Nihad-i-Mardomi or People’s Institution to encourage them and bring a smile on their faces. The gathering was also managed and led by children.
The children delivered speeches, sang songs and appealed to the government to provide education facilities and environment to them.
Nadim, a private school student, in her speech urged militants not to fire bullet at them.
“We are children, spray on with flowers not bullets, do you think about our future when you destroy our school.”
Songs, bubble flying and other funny games were presented by children on the occasion.
Marjana, a six years-old girl at the event, said she was very happy today. “I want peace in my Afghanistan, I want to go to school and complete my learning,” she said.
Najib Paikan, Nihad-i-Mardomi Institute head, said they organized the event for happiness of children.
He said the aim of the gathering to make it clear on all the warring sides that the Afghan children supported and wanted peace. The children should be allowed to live a peaceful and lovely life, he added.
Many girls painted walls of the Balkhtar High School in Mazar-i-Sharif city illustrating elimination of violence against women.
Mrs. Razam Dostyar, who painted a portrait on the wall, said they were spreading positivity about women in their society.
She painted a black image of a woman with a red hand writing: ‘No more violence.’
Residents of Mazar-I-Sharif thanked women activists for their efforts at highlighting the plight of women and children in the war-torn country.
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