After countless hours of researching and watching documentaries about child labour in Afghanistan, we learned that although it’s the law in Afghanistan that no child under the age of 18 is permitted to be employed either forcefully or by will, however, we learned that children as young as 5 years-old are not only employed but working longer hours than adults. Therefore, we registered CWB so we can sponsor such children by giving them a chance to have access to free education. CWB was registered in Toronto Canada on August 8, 2016 and it was successfully launched on September 29, 2016.
Our sponsorship commenced from October 1, 2016.
List of children we are currently sponsoring:
|Child’s name||Age||Occupation||Residency||Date of sponsorship|
|Zaman||12||Cart carrier||Polkhumri||Oct. 1/16|
Father’s passed away
|11||Cart carrier/sells ice cream||Polkhumri||Oct. 1/16|
|Morsal||6||Sells boiled eggs and plastic bags||Kabul||Oct. 1/16|
|Ahmad||9||Server||Kabul||May 2, 2017|
|Farzana||6||Polishing shoes||Kabul||July 1, 2017|
Father was killed
|6||Beggar||Kabul||May 2, 2017|
Although it will be impossible to eliminate child labour completely in Afghanistan, our vision is to put as many children back in school as possible.
During our launch, when we presented the rate of child labour in Afghanistan, it was news to many, therefore, we are working passionately not only to sponsor children but also raise awareness.