1 light 1 tazkira
1 LIGHT FOR 1piece of IDEntification
Girls’ education in Afghanistan is generally accepted up to the secondary level. However, continuing to high school and beyond is often a right that is limited to the most privileged families in Afghanistan.
From high school onwards, the Tazkira, the official Afghan identity card, is required for school enrollment. It is also essential for taking national examinations, in particular the Kankor (high school certificate).
However, only 20% of Afghan women possess their Tazkira. The vast majority of girls have no legal identity and consequently cannot continue their studies and too often become victims of forced and early marriages.
In partnership with La Voix de l’enfant and the ENGIE Foundation, we have established an awareness and assistance program to help children obtain their 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 local authorities to take the necessary information to apply for the Tazkira. We favour young girls as beneficiaries of the Tazkira component of the programme.
The solar lamps are distributed to older female students so that they can light their way to and from school and are able to 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 have the national identification necessary to claim rights, and to improve learning conditions at home as well as safety on the route to school.
WHERE WE WORK
Located in Keraman Village of Dara District, Panjshir Province
Located In Hanaba Village of Hanaba District, Panjshir Province
Located in Dara Zargaran village of Paghman District, Kabul Province
Located in Khwaja Lakan village of Paghman District, Kabul Province
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Located in Parachi Village of Paghman District, Kabul Province
Located in Qalaï Malik Village of Paghman District, Kabul Province
Located in Pushta Badam Village of Paghman District, Kabul Province