Charmaghz Cultural and Services Organization has resumed activities in Kabul after a longtime halt following the rapid fall of Kabul to the Islamic Emirate.
Charmaghz is a small organization that provides teaching to children.
“I am happy that we have resumed our activities. We pledge that we will provide service to the children in any condition,” said Ahmad Siam Barakati, deputy head of the foundation.
It provides service via a mini-bus in several parts of Kabul from morning to late afternoon.
“The environment is better here than in other places. It is quiet and a good place for studying,” said Husna, a teenager.
“We have learned painting, studying and a lot of other things,” said Ismail, 7, a student.
At least 60 percent of the employees are women.
“We are trying to make the environment in Charmaghz a shared community for everyone here, because the situation in Afghanistan is very difficult for the children. When they talk, the families don’t let them talk. But we don’t do this. We let the children talk,” said Fakhria Osmani, a member of the organization.
The residents of Kabul welcomed the reopening of Charmaghz libraries.
“It is a good program. It really is a good influence on the children. We appreciate it,” said Fareshta, a resident.
The library includes 600 books in three languages: Pashto, Dari, English.
Charmaghz was established in 2018.