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Orphanage inaugurated for the first time in Uruzgan

Afghanistan has suffered a lot from last few decades of war, during which millions of children have been deprived of education as most of them have turned to hard work on streets. With the Islamic Emirate takeover, orphanages and other training centers have been opened for children mostly those who lost their fathers in wars in the past 20 years in a number of provinces of the country. With funding from the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, all orphans in the newly opened orphanage in Urzgan will receive both religious and contemporary education and will accept three categories of children: those who have lost their fathers in either side of the previous wars, those whose fathers are missing, and children whose fathers are either drug addicts or disabled and unable to care for them. Abdul Wali, a 13-year old child whose father has been killed in the war, says besides religious and contemporary education he is receiving in the orphanage, all other necessary facilities have been provided in the school, hoping that he will make his future from the respective center. “I am originally from Chora district of Urzgan and very happy to be at this orphanage, where I receive my religious and contemporary education. I really appreciate the Islamic Emirate for granting me the chance to study here,” Abdul Wali said. Meanwhile, provincial governor of Urzgan Mawlavi Enayatullah Shuja told The Kabul Times correspondent that all those children whose fathers have been killed in either side of the past 20-year wars have been accepted at the orphanage. “The Islamic Emirate is responsible to equally accept any children who have lost their fathers in any side of the past 20-year war in the country,” Mawlavi Shuja said, stressing that providing ground for the country’s children to receive religious and contemporary education was the responsibility of the Islamic Emirate. Provincial official for the department of labor and social affairs say it is the first time an orphanage has been inaugurated for orphans in Urzgan province. Hafiz Gul Agha, head of the department for labor and social affairs, said in the first phase, nearly 200 orphans whose fathers have been killed in either side of the 20-year wars or disabled would be accepted at the facility to receive religious and contemporary education. He said that his department was planning to accept more children in future and currently 200 children under 18 were receiving both religious and contemporary education at the facility. “We have three categories of children at the orphanage: those who have lost their fathers in either side of the previous wars, those whose fathers are missing, and children whose fathers are either drug addicts or disabled and unable to care for them,” Hafiz Gul Agha said, adding that they would accept more children in future. Based on information of the provincial department of labor and social affairs, hundreds of children who are engaged in hard work on streets will be provided with ground for receiving education at orphanage that has been newly opened in Urzgan. Ehsanullah Walasmal

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The Kabul times, Afghanistan Trustable News Agency.