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Protect education for Afghan children

Learning is a lifeline and the UK Government must prioritise the future of Afghanistan's children. In a show of solidarity, children in the UK have created letters and drawings for their peers in Afghanistan.

We've all been watching the situation in Afghanistan since the Taliban took control in August. The future for children there, and their education, is uncertain. 

Children’s education cannot wait. Without access to school, they'll be left behind and made more vulnerable, without a safe space to learn. 

Samim*, 8, said he misses his class and teachers, adding "I wish schools opened back up". Afri*, 12, said school closures meant "all my wishes would not come true". And Ferhana*, 11, wrote "We have to study to have a useful future".

With their families, children in the UK discussed the situation of Samim, Afri and Ferhana, and their education, and then created letters and drawings of solidarity.

We want children in Afghanistan to hear us loud and clear - ‘you are in our hearts and minds – we care about your future.’ 


Drawings from UK children

Letters by students at Rocks Park Primary School

To check out more drawings of solidarity with children in Afghanistan and their education, click here

Together, we want this message of solidarity to land with decision-makers in the UK Government.

On the 11th and 12th of December, G7 leaders met in Liverpool, where UK Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss, led the agenda. We need G7 leaders to prioritise Afghan children’s lives and futures: they must be at the heart of discussions about Afghanistan. 

These messages have been delivered to Liz Truss and Save the Children will continue to champion Afghan children’s right to an education. 

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