Education gives children hope that dreams can come true.
Children in Afghanistan have dreams. Education gives them hope that they can come true.
Approximately 91,000 children in Kabul spend their days begging for food or money, or both. They have very few opportunities to be children, no toys, and few moments of joy.
Their families depend on their work on the streets for daily survival. Many of these children come from single-parent homes or homes where a parent is disabled.
Sozo offers hope by operating a free school in Kabul, which currently serves almost 780 students in grades 1-7. With our model, students attend school half a day, where they also receive a hot, nutritious meal (usually the only meal of the day).
The Sozo School in Kabul is run like a charter school, where we have the freedom to choose the curriculum and can provide holistic care and education. As part of this model, we also provide a Family Outreach Program, where the family of each student is visited on a rotating schedule. A Sozo staff member meets with a parent to determine other areas of need, such as medical care, emergency food provisions or eligibility for other Sozo programs.