tv Doc Film - Schools for Afghanistan - A Project in Peril Deutsche Welle July 1, 2018 1:30pm-2:00pm CEST
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or you have some money to keep operating at a low level bottom after that things look bleak. goes up into still. peter shit check was one of the first german development aid workers in afghanistan . twenty years ago he came from southern germany to the afghan capital kabul and started up a small aid organization called. in diary one of the official languages of afghanistan often means well done. although he did a great deal throughout the years his project is now threatened with closure. says that god was just really really. hurts to see what's been lost or already has
been lost. on this but maybe one day we can bring it back to life has taught us the freedom of the. past stuff so long ago. schmidt it his wife and the mathy and their local coworkers have taught tens of thousands of afghan girls how to read write water to understand what their organization does we visit the silicate time mosque in a poverty stricken neighborhood on the outskirts of kabul. the man wet. big. bracelet. will leave it there there's a thanks or. like these young pupils follows the. first
learn the alphabet and over again today as she stands for the many successes that she tech and his afghan partners can point to for years she had attended a state run school but her teachers could hardly read or write. that either one of the other lessons were really bad the closers were far too big and the teachers were often absent or didn't bother with the pupils it was much better at offering the teachers really engaged with us and really looked after us it was only when i started offering that i learned reading writing and arithmetic around the fighting there really was you know from the last almost all of the rest of the fifth. and that gave her a basis for planning a career. posing i'd like to study law and to become a judge who treats people humanely now or ever call themselves by all that that's where. the first thing has inspired countless young afghan women to fulfill their dreams of leading an
independent life from the start the german founders recipe for success was to involve the clerics who are only present in afghanistan. the country doesn't only have fundamentalist islamist to categorically reject education for girls. there are also liberal mullahs like overdue look how resigned from the ministry for religious affairs. it is important for. girls to be educated to. be almost your to be. trolled the qur'an says that it is permitted for women to be enlightened by those and not a. dozen of them there are some taken around people in our society who oppose sending girls to school that i was with but that is wrong. in my family for example
it is no problem at all for the girls to go to school and get an education and the thought of that only going to get that's. when the fundamentalist taliban were in power in afghanistan they restricted women's access to schooling and professions even now many families scarcely permit their daughters to leave the house. nonetheless the german aid workers have managed to teach around nine thousand children a year the alphabet and elementary arithmetic most of them girls. you. just did sure finished. the schooling is compulsory here but people just don't send the girls especially when they get older this is they say it's against our
religion food and that's what the vicar if the school's a bit further away a family can't keep an eye on the room took the girl has to take in the. car and have some neighbors or relatives were to cost up to the girl had talked to a young man on the way or something like that what's going the family's reputation would be in danger. of so they avoid that by not sending their daughter to school at all once she's reached a certain age six friends and it was this other stuff. but even highly conservative afghans consider lessons in the mosque acceptable this way text took advantage of that and my. the classes into mosques where secular schooling takes place alongside religious instruction that is their basic concept respecting conservative traditions without losing sight of their goal. covering the face with a veil during lessons is actually against over ins rules because it makes the
pupils pronunciation unclear and hinders facial movement. but in the case of older women the organization allows it understanding the fears these students may have. one voice here your eyes for years even since the fall of the taliban people don't know where things are going to go from here will they come back or are we really going to move into a more modern age where everyone can read and write and they need the skills or all of the day come when people say you were one of those who ran around on a veil and you have to justify yourself to the taliban. or to leave all the way to you. history has taught afghans to be mistrustful the prospective law student found zia a successful graduate of the schools has chosen to face the future with optimism. her father supports her plans to become a judge he has two wives and twelve children and is
a religious man. in his interpretation of islam women have rights including the right to an education and he says he doesn't care if his views meet with disapproval from his friends and acquaintances. who know her mother maybe our government is a lot of people sometimes make remarks and i have taken quite a lot of criticism the hot water is on hold but ultimately it's my decision and i'm convinced i am on the right side. women can be educated according to the laws of islam i'm convinced that by supporting my daughter i'm doing the right thing or supporter. that's. a lot of women who see i'm going to school and getting an education or envious off and has allowed me they say we wish we had a father who sent us to school on a more there's a lot i wish i went home with them both the putting them up. first came
to the region in the one nine hundred seventy s. there were many german engineers were. king here at the time hitesh attack took on a job as a math professor in kabul. and since then afghanistan has been a part of his life. eat a lot of food for good gets a hold of you it's happened a lots of people who came here they've somehow remained attached to this country for their entire lives and that's what happened to me if it's all for a game. was over in the late one nine hundred ninety s. the shitakes began to set up their school project since retiring they've run it on a volunteer basis many of their coworkers such as office manager hussein have already have become friends. street tech doesn't hesitate to tell them what he thinks has gone wrong with the international mission in afghanistan. he's been. i
really think that afghanistan has been left completely alone on the educational front of us money has been poured into the system so that they can pay their teachers just poorly and construct school buildings but in terms of what goes on inside the classrooms they've been completely left on their own was the focal limitless. now the german aid workers feel they've also been abandoned their girls schools are in danger now that their main donor the catholic aid organization . has stopped funding. it says afghanistan has become too dangerous. as a record of reform and this is the explanation they give as area or is increasingly saying precarious security situations in certain countries and regions where your own unspoken saw like afghanistan which unfortunately restricts our ability to support our partners and swaying. over the previous three and
a half years missouri or contributed more than two million euros to support the school project since march over. then has had to finance itself private sponsors and small n.g.o.s have donated around two hundred thirty thousand euros that will last until march twenty nine thousand after that the project future is unclear. it's a question for the policymakers who promised the afghans so much for the future to give them new opportunities and so forth. today there's a surprise in store for this for tex one that will lift their spirits somewhat. they have come to have tea with one of the former teachers and they're delighted at
what they find here if. not. has turned the living room of her parents' home into a classroom. although the text can no longer pay her she continues to teach. she says too much is at stake after so much has been achieved now here wants to pass on what she has learned. because the. more go well. i worked in for a year but first there was some money very little but enough to cover the travel to the school. now i teach for nothing at home i do it voluntarily because i want to wash on bottom on amazon i was my students once they're able to so we'll do the same that's fine with us i don't think that's that's the whole class as a whole the best it's. not is not the only one more and
more former students and teachers are continuing the lessons on their own initiative and without pay. this is led. the formation of an informal network of schools all over the afghan capital this vitex laid the foundation for this work twenty years ago to look hoping for this teacher could do something else with her free time but she teaches. scott there are so many times when we think why do we do this but then you see the children and how enthusiastic they are are for be done miles and good examples nadia and her sisters are glowing examples was that they had their first educational experiences with a german organization and now they're headed to university. when it's an idea i mr one of the sisters is still in school and watch to take the
entrance exam for university on the earth is the other lives already attending university and she is helping her sister prepare for the exams first off. because this could lead to loss on. shouldn't have. been. what will happen when over rains funding runs out can be seen in this mosque. or who is in charge of the qur'an classes here says it's a shame that offering will soon have to end it secular school program she only has money for religious instruction instead of learning to read write and do math the children will learn the koran by heart and decide the saurus in arabic a language they don't even understand. a lot.
harder. than the rest of them or that of the. if the aid from off the train stops we will not be able to replace it with them for the children will not learn math or language they won't be able to develop the matter. but showed that it needs to be funded as it used to be in order to continue to do as it is. that support stops it will cause a lot of damage. and there was a memo. and these children will lose out in a country that has lost so much without an education they have few opportunities for the future. and that can make them more vulnerable targets for extremist recruiters. armed with an education they are less likely to be pressed into war. or maybe. it just because one of their has been war in afghanistan for
more than forty years. that has made all areas of life difficult for the president and the economy is weak and that makes the help from europe and germany in particular so important to them cannot measure them got out without their say nothing would be possible that is none of them they are going to number some of the koran on it than. the shitty ex had paid a personal price for their life in afghanistan kabul is a dangerous city. for security reasons they change cars frequently. things that are normal in european cities like taking a walk or going to shop at a market are not possible for them here. but.
the house where the german couple lives also serves as the office for. the compound is the center of their lives taking walks or exercise has to take place behind the protection of the high walls. and the very grim a city inside me if i want to walking like this on the street at the same time every day. bush and sooner or later word would get around know that i was a lie just a boy to increase your boy a foreigner would be easy prey for some people trying to make money by kidnapping someone bored with someone or until you months look at that point. is it possible to feel at home when you're constantly at risk of being kidnapped or the target of an attack. as a crime i put this i wouldn't say afghanistan is our home maybe our second home.
but i first home our home not just germany. that first home is the tranquil village of hundred new votes walk in central germany. shitakes spend the summers here. the contrast to kabul could not be greater. every summer when they return to germany for one or two months they realize what they've been missing. one thing for g'slinn we have grandchildren here to learn form. don't you this there's a lot to cherish here. there's the rule of law to police things like that type and we can be happy that we have all that hear this one go forward us one has over us
a. fundamentally and pay test detect try to relax and enjoy themselves when they're here but especially in view of current developments in germany they can't understand why their main sponsor museum is unwilling to continue funding their school project. through the first two screens are doing through the migration crisis has brought so many afghans to your simply because they have no opportunities back home some people say we have to do something and that country to give them opportunities create hope and so forth and so. but that's exactly what we do and if they turn off the lights now it will achieve the opposite wonderfully it all started or. the aid workers recently approached the german ministry for economic co-operation and development to find more funding for their project to no avail their small house in hundred is full of souvenirs of afghanistan. they
include a photo album from the one nine hundred seventy s. a period in afghanistan that few people recall today a brief interlude without unrest and war that was when the shit text love affair with afghanistan began. today many of their friends wish their relationship with afghanistan would end sooner rather than later. certainly a lot of them and not just our children involved and also our friends and relatives that they're packing their bags to return to that second home which occupies such a big place in their lives. back in afghanistan the shitakes are taking an arduous journey to the countryside.
the punchier valley is an area of great beauty in a largely barren landscape unlike many other development workers who hardly ever leave their well guarded homes in kabul sri techs have often traveled throughout the country and continue to do so. that is not without risks but their help to buy their experience and at. and contacts. this is on the un school for what we hope to do is to overcome the cultural differences that exist within afghanistan the divide between the city and the countryside and the conditions here are very different the home under a bit being really. cute
i ninety percent of people in the rural areas of afghanistan cannot read or write the over in organization run six schools in the punchier valley there used to be more but budget cuts forced some painful closures. it's clear what's more yourself only got a lot. more sleep in days he wants to tell us something about school much and she isn't needed. do. they ask the skull is a place where you learn to read and write and where you gain knowledge if you learn you can become something if you don't learn you can only become a goat herd or a farm or. school director mohammed likes that answer. or that. there are lots of problems in pancho the schools don't
have much capacity there aren't enough buildings often we have to teach in texas and the children have a long track to get to school. there are no hotels here but the short techs are used to such sleeping arrangements on their travels through afghanistan. or from the ministry of religious affairs is accompanying this the attacks on their inspection trip in the countryside. where.
they collaborate on further training for the teachers who work for. the german aid workers hope they will somehow be able to find new financial backers and their afghan partners hope that the increasingly vocal extremists in the country will not put an end to the project. because for more by duff there are is insulted on facebook for working together with offering all of all more more of their fees book. we declared on facebook that the taliban follow a militant interpretation of islam. they are a wild and be still group that has nothing to do with true islam. ever the more they were islam never there as long as the made to killing people is simply wrong. to muslims and that applies to muslims and non muslims. to women and men
who want to model their mortgages on. the remaining foreign aid workers face enormous problems here but they feel they have made promises to the afghan people. and in their quiet way takes intend to keep those promises. which. means. guys rigorous off and on top we still have some hope so we're not being defeatist man just waiting for it all the hand i think we have the chance. you think your model and when you look at what's been achieved we have earned that chance not our organization but rather the children of yours on one week in the.
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