Helping with Household Chores

 Written by: Najia Nijat

Lalo Mama is watering flowers in the castle yard.  Najib goes to the castle and he greets Lalo Mama. Lalo Mama asks him that why Najib’s sister, Amina has not come with him. Najib replies that Amina would come after doing her house chores. Meanwhile, Amina arrives and Lalo Mama takes them inside the castle.

Amina complains about her tiredness and says that due to household chores, sometimes she misses school too. Lalo Mama asks her that if Najib helps her. Amina replies, no and she wants Lalo Mama to talk to Najib about this issue.

Lalo Mama opens a window for their information.


 In the window, the reporter of the castle says that some juveniles think that household chores belong only to the girls then she talks to some juveniles about this issue.

Najiba, a resident of Maidan-Wardak province says, “I am the oldest daughter of my family and I do all the house chores. One day when my mother was not at home, I was busy with my house chores. It was too late for school and I had an exam too. When I reached school, I had missed the exam and that caused me to lose my position in the class.”

Bahara, a resident of Kabul city says, “Due to household chores, it is always late for school and I could not do my home assignment. When I reach to school, the teacher punishes me for reaching late to class. My brothers do not help me with household chores.”

Then the reporter asks some juveniles that why some boys do not help their sisters in household chores.

Meenaa, a resident of Qarabagh district, Kabul province says, “My brothers think that if they take part in household chores, their zeal would be trampled.”

Najiba says, “My brothers don’t have the sense of helping. They think that taking part in household chores is shameful for them and they say that what people would think about them.”

Lalo Mama closes the window.

Amina and Lalo talk about what the juveniles said but Najib does not accept. Amina asks Lalo Mama to open another window for his more information.

Lalo Mama opens another window.


In the window, the reporter of the castle talks about the solution to this issue. She asks some juveniles.

Zuhra, a resident of Jalalabad city, Nangarhar province says, “My brother always helps me with household chores. Once I had an exam at school, and that my brother wanted me to get ready for the exam and he did my household chores.”

Arian, a resident of Maidan-Wardak says, “I have two sisters. When they want me to help them in any kind of household chores, I do not deny them. If I know that any of them need my help, I am ready for it. I always want them to study their school lessons to get a good position in the class.”