Over the past several months hundreds of kids have been participating in different, fun activities at Skateistan in Kabul. They are now in the sixth week of their semester, which is on the topic of Nature and Natural Resources.
In the first few weeks they learned about nature, natural resources, finished products, renewable and nonrenewable resources. In order to get awareness of the beautiful nature around them, they went to different green spaces in Kabul and drew the nature. Then as a sample of natural resource they worked with paper, making collages and working on paper weaving. They made baskets, bracelets, boxes, and different designs based on paper weaving. At first we taught the students how to make a simple design of weaved paper and in coming weeks we will teach more difficult and complicated designs to them. The students have shown huge interest and attention in it and they really enjoyed the hands-on activities, as well as starting to think about where things come from.
In our summer semester we have also started this year’s new Back-To-School classes with our new teacher Treena Hakimi. Back to school is a twelve-month program for street working kids – in this year-long program the lessons of three grades of public school are taught to them. This year almost 45 girls and boys have been registered, with more being recruited still.
The children are all really enjoying their studies and all of us in the Kabul Education team are proud of their progress and enthusiasm!