In July 2013 I went to Afghanistan. I saw for the first time the orphanage we had built in Kunduz. I met Zabi Majidi, our agent and field man who oversees the management of the Center. I also met the vice-governor of Kunduz province who approved our plan to transform the orphanage into a school and daycare center. In summary, it is our Vox Infantis Kunduz association that manages the structure, and Vox Infantis Switzerland who finances it.
Despite the difficulties, the efforts undertaken during the past seven years have paid off and the house now hosts nearly 300 children and youth. This demonstrates the real needs of these communities who suffer the consequences of a war lasting for 40 years.
The school and daycare center – Cycle 1 school year April to December.
Since the opening on 21 August 2013, the house welcomes every day 65 boys and girls between 4 and 13 years old. They receive a breakfast, a hot lunch, and follow the classes given by our teachers.
Languages - Dari (Persian of the region) and English
Click here to see the weekly timetable of the school.
Our staff of 14 employees includes:
1 manager and 1 assistant
2 guards (night and day)
English and Computer School – Cycle 2 January to March
In Afghanistan, the public schools are closed from January to March, during the three months of winter. During this period, we use the house to provide disadvantaged children and youth English and computer lessons. The first session opened in late December 2013 with 60 children. Its success was tremendous. By late January 2014, the school was attended by 250 students between 8 and 18 years old, and the demand is still growing. The school has nine teachers, some of them work as volunteers. Their needs are significant, including computer equipment to be sourced locally.
After 3 months of school holidays, the school and daycare center opens again in late March to December 2014.
Our Partners in Afghanistan
The Vice-President of Vox Infantis Parwareshgah Kunduz Zabi Majidi and the members of our local association.