1 light 1 tazkira
1 LIGHT FOR 1 IDENTITY
Girls’ education now seems to be generally accepted up to secondary school, but continuing in high school and beyond often remains the prerogative of the most privileged families.
From high school onwards, the Tazkira, the official Afghan identity card, is required for school enrollment. It is essential for taking national examinations, in particular the Kankor (high school certificate).
However, only 20% of Afghan women own their Tazkira. The vast majority of girls have no legal identity: they cannot continue their studies and often become victims of forced and early marriages, which affect respectively 70% and 40% of Afghan women.
In partnership with La Voix de l’enfant and the ENGIE Foundation, we are setting up an awareness and assistance program to obtain identity documents.
We recruit social workers who go to villages to make parents aware of the importance of taking the administrative steps to ensure that their children have a civil identity. The social workers then go to the selected schools with a photographer and in the presence of the local authorities to take the necessary information for the establishment of the Tazkira. We favour little girls as beneficiaries of the Tazkira component of the programme.
The solar lamps are distributed to older female students so that they can light up on their way to school and do their homework in the evening.
In 2018, 1500 children received their Tazkira and 1500 girls aged 12 to 18 received a solar lamp.
Enable girls to have a legal identity that guarantees access to their rights as well as improve homework conditions at home in the evening and safety on the way to school.
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