Abdullah, a dedicated father in Sarqul Nadak village, Daikundi province, takes on the daily task of carrying his disabled daughter, Zahra, on his shoulders to and from school. Despite her physical challenges, Zahra’s strong desire for education motivates her family to ensure she can attend school.
Abdullah, supported by Zahra’s mother and grandmother, travels a distance of 1.5 kilometers each day to make sure Zahra can receive an education, showcasing the remarkable devotion and determination of this family.
Limited Access and Educational Deprivation in Sarqul Nadak Village
Sarqul Nadak, a remote mountainous region in Daikundi province, faces severe deprivation of social services, including education. The absence of basic education facilities has left the community struggling to provide educational opportunities for its residents. Zahra’s story sheds light on the challenges faced by many children in the village who are deprived of access to proper schooling and resources.
The lack of infrastructure and educational support in such remote areas exacerbates the educational gap and hampers the prospects of children eager to learn.
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Community Efforts and NGO Support for Education Development
Recognizing the dire need for education in Sarqul Nadak and similar areas, efforts are being made by local organizations and NGOs to improve access to education. The establishment of a local school, facilitated by the Rural Rehabilitation and Development Ministry and the Aga Khan Foundation, has provided a glimmer of hope.
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However, the economic conditions of families like Zahra’s remain challenging, making it difficult for them to afford proper medical care and educational support. Civil society activists and education officials are advocating for increased government support and the involvement of NGOs to enhance school infrastructure and create more classes. The community recognizes the remarkable talent and determination of students like Zahra, despite their disabilities, and emphasizes the importance of inclusive education for all.
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