National Shura-e-Atfal 2011/1390
Voices of the children
For a full week 120 children from five provinces, 2 IDP camps, 2 handicap organizations and Aschiana gathered in AECC’s center in Kabul to share and discuss the problems they face.
The participating children in this 3rd National Children Shura organized by MMCC, Mobile Mini Circus for children and
AECC, Afghan Educational Children Circus, each represented many more children in:
- Baghlan Camp (IDP camp in KarteNaw/Bagrami, Kabul)
- Taqab Camp (IDP camp in KarteNaw/Bagrami, Kabul)
- CCD and Save the Children Afghanistan (Disability organizations, Kabul)
- Aschiana (Center for Street working children, Kabul)
Children Shura presentation in the Parliament
On Saturday, 17th December 2011, the children presented the result of their discussions for ministers, government officials, members of the parliament and the media. The presentations, that took place in the Parliament, were followed by promises by more of the Government officials to look into several of the issues raised by the children. It was a very remarkable day.
Note: The points marked with red color were the issues presented by the children in the Parliament with more details
The following official representatives and media attended the children’s presentation in the Parliament:
Representatives from: Ministry of Education, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Refugees, Ministry of Culture, Kabul Municipality, Members of Parliament (Women’s Affairs Commission) and ILO (International Labour Organization)
Media: 6 Televisions, 1 News Agency plus the Parliaments Media Center covered the event
Special Thanks to Fauzia Kofi (MP and Woman’s Affairs Commission) for assisting to facilitate the meeting in the Parliament