“Wedding prevents my Study”:

 Written by: Najia Nijat

Younus and Laila are the guests of Lalo Mama. Younus seems angry and says to Lalo Mama that someone proposes Laila but she wants me to prevent her engagement.

Laila says that she has not finished her school yet and she doesn’t want to get engaged now.

Lalo Mama says that marriage in small age might create some problems and he opens a window for the information of his guests.


In the window, the reporter of the castle says that some Afghan families marry their daughters in small ages which causes them to face many problems. These girls might not be acquainted with house chores and might not know anything about the customs of her new relatives. Besides that, they might not complete their education too.

The reporter talks to some youths about this issue.

Masouda Ghafori, a resident of Mazar-e-Sharif says: “when I was a student and 16 years old, my family married me to a boy and I faced many problems. I could not tolerate anyone’s saying. I delivered a child at a small age and I was not able to take care of him and I was not acquainted with the customs of my father-in-law’s family.”

Lalo Mama closes the window. Laila asks for the solution to this problem. Lalo Mama opens another window.

In the window, the reporter of the castle asks some juveniles who have prevented marriage in small age.

Zuhal Zahin, a resident of Kunar province says: “when I was an eleventh-grade student, a boy’s family proposed me to marry their son. I shared the issue with my uncle and said to him that I want to complete my education. My uncle convinced my family and I succeeded in my mission.”

Another girl, Benafsha, a resident of Ahmad Shah Baba mina says: “when my sister was a ninth-grade student, my father wanted to marry her to a boy. As my sister was very eager to continue her education but my father was not accepting her wishes. My sister asked the help of our relatives and they convinced my father and now my sister is continuing her studying.”

Lalo Mama closes this window too. Younus promises to Laila that he would try to convince his father not to marry Laila in small age. Laila thanks her brother.