Children are the most vulnerable in society. They need protection and support in order to have a comfortable, safe, and sustainable life so they may pursue their education. Unfortunately, the number of working children worldwide is estimated at 160 million and is increasing daily. Afghanistan has one of the highest numbers of working children in the world.
High rates of poverty, insecurity, displacement and natural hazards mean sending school-age children out to work is often essential to the survival of families. This places children across Afghanistan at significant risk.
This campaign aims to reduce the number of working children in our community and provide them with an education. We accomplish this by providing emergency aid to their families and enrolling them in our education program. The curriculum focuses mainly on reading, writing, English language learning and the arts.
Your generous donations will go directly to providing emergency relief to these children as well covering the costs of their education and monthly stipend, so that they may have an opportunity to rest and redirect their efforts toward a better future for them and their families. Thank you for partnering with us to bring aid and education to the most vulnerable members of our community.
About the Organizer
Over three years ago, Morteza jumped head first into the world of photography with his mobile phone in hand. As a self-taught photographer, he has since worked on editing documentaries & capturing the life and times of Bamyan, Afghanistan through street photography. Committed to exploring & presenting the truth, his photos demonstrate the strength of the Hazara people as they endure oppression and survive in the most challenging living conditions.
Every expression caught in his lens reflects the beauty, fragility and intense determination of the Hazara people. Morteza raises both awareness and funds for the betterment of his community. By posting and selling his work, he hopes to find a way to uplift & empower those most in need while also celebrating Hazara culture and traditions.
With a Bachelor degree in Law & Political Sciences, he brings both knowledge & experience as he manages the HELP AFGHAN STREET CHILDREN organization. All funds raised to support the education – specifically, reading, writing, english and the arts – of over 300 street children while providing food & fuel for their families.