The children’s anthem was commissioned by Save the Children, endorsed and published by the Ministry of Education, recorded by TOLO TV, and written by ANIM. The words are by Dr. Sami Hamed, one of Afghanistan’s most famous living poets.

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“They kept assuring us that support will reach soon. But since we’ve come to Kabul, we’ve realise that all those promises were lies.”

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After several demands by students, teachers and principals from schools across the country, the Ministry of Education has decided to change the black and white uniforms of the female students. Paiwandgah spoke with girl students as well as our citizen journalists, who have welcomed the move.

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Citizen Journalist Ibrahim Amiri reported that a roadside bomb explosion in De-Mula, Andar district of Ghazni province killed 12 civilians including women and children on Sunday.

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In another achievement that marks the steady progress among youth in Afghanistan, a young Afghan, Mustafa Rezayi, was recently recognised for his invention of a multi-axial centrifuge. Built with the help of his classmate Reza Wahdat Parast, Rezayi started work on the device while still studying for his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. “All centrifuges […]

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Thousands of residents of Andar district in southern Ghazni province gathered in front of the district centre, on Saturday, to protest against the destruction of a mosque that was set to fire the night before. They demanded swift action from the government and sever punishment to the perpetrators of this act, Paiwandgah Citizen Journalist  Mohammad […]

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At the end of 2014, the Afghan national forces took complete security responsibilities of their nation after the end of NATO’s combat mission in Afghanistan and withdraw of most of their troops from the war-torn country. And one of the most volatile areas that the Afghan security forces inherited was the southern Helmand province from […]

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As news of politics and security dominate the Afghan media space this week, we bring to you the third in a series of stories on technological brilliance by the young minds in Afghanistan. This week, Paiwandgah Citizen Journalist Abdul Aziz Safdary spoke with a young boy from the Girishk district of southern Helmand province, known […]

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Eighteen individuals, including seven Taliban, were reportedly killed in clashes in Ghazni late Wednesday night, reports Citizen Journalist Mohammad Ibrahim Amiri from Ghazni. The skirmish took place in Andar district in Ghazni after the Taliban attempted to foil an uprising of the people against them. About one month ago, a member of Taliban moved to Andar district and infiltrated local groups as civilian, Amiri […]

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In the United States, January 17, birth date of Benjamin Franklin, is celebrated as the day of child inventors in the country. Franklin was 12 years old when he invented the swimming fins, a device which is used even today. Many other inventors have claimed that some of their best ideas came to them when […]

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Sometimes a small idea can bring about a big change. No cradle has so far rocked by itself, but it is not impossible to imagine that it could. And it was with this idea and conviction that Mostafa Mohammadi, a young Afghan inventor, built what is perhaps the first self-moving cradle. “My children are very […]

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Today, December 10, is observed as the Human Rights Day world over. However, organisations in Afghanistan have taken the opportunity to declare this day as the National Victims Day to commemorate the million of victims claimed by the three decades of ongoing war in the country. There are no definite figures, but estimated numbers suggest […]

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“It was on the day that God distributed food, Our share was the bread that fell on the ground from his hand” In a remarkable initiative, the Kabul Municipality, in cooperation with the local residents of District 10 in Kabul city, gathered late last month to clean the city from rubbish ahead of  upcoming winter. […]

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