Friends’ Teases

   Written by: M. A. Andar

Brishna and Amir go to the castle and are waiting in the yard of the castle for Lalo Mama.

Lalo Mama comes and after greeting, he takes them to the corridor of the castle.

Brishna seems sad and Lalo Mama asks the reason. Brishna says that one of her friend’s brother, Jawid stopped his sister to continue her study.

Amir says that Jawid is right because there is no need for girls education.

Lalo Mama opens a window for their information.


In the window, the reporter of the castle is talking to some youths(youngsters?) about girls education.

A boy, Sabrullah Minawal, a resident of Qarabagh district of Kabul province says: “I stopped my sister from school because my friends were teasing me that why my sister goes to school.”

A girl, Khadija says: “when I was in nine grade, my brother stopped me from school.”

The reporter says that all youngsters are not the same.

Razia, a student in Alaie high school in Jalalabad city, Nangarhar province says: “my brothers push me in school lessons and encourage me to study English and computer class too.”

a boy, Hasibullah says that boys and girls have equal right of education.

Lalo Mama closes the window.

Amir accepts that education is the right of boys and girls but how could one prevent others teasing.

Lalo Mama opens another window.


 In the window, there is drama showing on television screen about the advantages of girls’ education and stopping them from school.

After closing the window, Amir says that he would go to Jawid’s house and would tell him about the benefits of girls’ education and I would convince him to allow her sister to school.

Lalo Mama appreciates him.