The orphaned child
There are thousands of orphans in Afghanistan. this is a direct consequence of the armed conflict which ravaged the country. Although, only a very few children are left to their own devices since the Afghan culture, mainly based on Muslim principles, makes it obligatory for Afghans to help children in need. So, orphans are generally taken in by members of the family or certain others in the village.
Unfortunately, some adoptive parents treat these children as if they were little slaves. Sometimes the orphans are discriminated amidst the guardian’s own children and their education is given secondary attention.
One can frequently witness a very strong desire towards employment by an orphaned child just in order to pay back his adoptive family as a mark of gratitude. It is necessary to create organizations that would allow the children access to education and which would also listen to them in an appropriate manner, providing proper care. A charity project for the protection of the child has already been launched to improve the situation.