Returnee girls and Finding Friends

 Written by: Wajiha Sayar

Fawad and his cousin, Tamana are the guests of Lalo Mama. Fawad has recently returned from migration and he is happy to find good friends but he is sad for his neighbor, Shabir who is in Juveniles Rehabilitation Center dut to having a bad friend.

Tamana says that bad friends create problems. Meanwhile, Lalo Mama comes and they greet him. Tamana shares the issue of Shabir with Lalo Mama.

Lalo Mama takes them to the corridor of the castle and says that if someone does not pay attention during choosing friends, he/she might face problems as Sara faced.

Fawad asked about Sara’s problems. Lalo Mama opens a window for their information.


In the window, there is a class in a school. Sara is a new returnee.  her classmate, Suhaila asks her to sit beside her and watch the pictures on her mobile. Sara says that it is illegal to bring the mobile phone to school. Suhaila says that she knows but she could hide it during searching in the school’s gate.

Sara asks her that she seems very rich because she always changes her mobile phone. Suhaila says that Sara also could have a new mobile without paying money.

Suhaila takes Sara to a mobile phone's shop and asks Sara that she would keep the shopkeeper busy and Sara should put a mobile phone set in her purse. Sara does not want to steal but Suhaila obliges to do what she says.

Sara puts a mobile phone set in her purse and they go out from the shop. Meanwhile, the shopkeeper shouts that the girls stole a mobile phone. A policeman arrests them.

Lalo Mama closes the window.

Fawad asks Lalo Mama how one could find a good friend. Lalo Mama opens another widow for their information.


In the window, the reporter of the castle is talking to some juveniles.

A boy, Yarghal, a resident of Kabul city says: “when I returned from migration and enrolled in the school, I sat beside a boy. He was addicted to smoking. He invited me to go with him and to smoke with him, and when I denied, he was scolding me.”

Maryam, a resident of Sayed Noor Muhammad Shah Mena says: “I returned from migration about two years ago. When I went to school for the first time, I did not know any girl in my class. Later I liked the characteristics of a girl in our class. I asked about her from her neighbors, my classmates, and the teacher who was our relative. They all appreciated her characteristics and then I chose her as my best friend.”

Lalo Mama closes this window too. Fawad and Tamana say that they would tell their other friends how to choose new and good friends.