Girls and their Education Right


 Written by: Najia Nijat


Naseema and Khalid are waiting for Lalo Mama in the yard of the castle. Naseema is angry with Khalid and wants to go home. Lalo Mama comes, prevents her and takes them to the corridor of the castle.

Lalo Mama asks the reason of Naseema's anger.

Naseema says that Khalid doesn’t allow her to go to school.

Lalo Mama opens a window for their information.


In the window, the reporter of the castle talks to some girls.

A girl, Najwa says: I have faced many hard days for going to school. My father and brothers were beating me and I couldn’t continue my school.

Mariam, a resident of Shakardara, district of Kabul province says:

I studied up to grade five and my uncle prevented me going to school but I wanted to complete my study and become a journalist. I told to my father that why you allowed my brothers to study but prevent me. He said that we should obey the custom of the village otherwise the villagers would mock me. I said that when Islam has given the equal education right to man and woman, then why should the villagers mock you? My father accepted and allowed me to continue the school.

Lalo Mama closes the window. Naseema becomes happy and says that education is her right and she would go to school.

Khalid says that girls’ education is useless and they should not be allowed to study.

Lalo Mama opens another window for their more information.


In the window, Assad brings new school-bag, notebooks, and other school equipment for himself and says to meena that he would go to university at the beginning of the new year. Meena asks him that why he did not bring these items to her. Assad says that he and his father has decided to prevent her from school.

Meena asks the reason. Assad says that there is no need for girls’ education. Meanwhile, Amina, Meena's cousin comes and says that her small brother was sick and she showed to a lady doctor and he is better now. Assad says that there is no need for a lady doctor in the village. Amina says that if a girl studies and becomes a doctor, she would cure the female patients and if a girl becomes a teacher, she would teach other girls in the school and there would be no need to the male doctor or male teacher.

Assad accepts Amina’s saying and promises to convince his father to allow Meena to continue her schooling.

Lalo Mama closes this window too.

Khalid says that he would also convince his father to allow Naseema to school.