Winter and Study

Muqadasa and her brother, Emal are waiting for Lalo in the castle yard. Emal has his books with him. Muqadasa asks the reason. Emal says that he came directly from the educational course to the castle, therefore, he could not keep the books at home. Muqadasa says that he is lucky to go to a course and learns something. Meanwhile, Lalo Mama arrives and welcomes Muqadasa and Emal. Muqadasa seems sad. Lalo Mama asks about her sadness. Emal says that girls are not allowed to go to an educational course in their area.

Lalo Mama takes them inside the castle and says that most girls have the same problem and then, he opens a window about this issue.


In the window, the reporter of the castle is talking to girls about their problems in school lessons.

 Fazila says that there is no educational course in their residential area.

Lima, a student of Nasiri girls school says that she always faces problems in English language and mathematics and there is no one to help her.

Fatima, a resident of Farza district, Kabul province says: “As I did not study my school lessons last winter, therefore, I failed in one subject.”

Muqadasa asks about the solution to this problem. Lalo Mama opens another window for their more information.


The reporter of the castle is talking with some girls about their business during winter vacations.

Shukria, a tenth-grade student, Tagabak girls’ high school, Panjab district, Bamiyan province says: “there is no educational course in our residential area. it’s my second year that I study university entry exam preparations with my cousins and one of our neighbors’ daughters. I do my house chores early in the morning and then I go to my uncle’s house. They have a small room for study.  I, my cousins and our neighbor’s daughter study mathematics together. When the new education year starts, I know better the school lessons than my other classmates and I get the highest marks in the exams.”

Muhsina, a resident of Yakawlang district, Bamiyan province says: “I live in a poor family. I am an eleventh-grade student. My one sister is sixth-grade and the other one is a sixth-grade student. My mother is sick and I have to do all house chores. After lunch, I study with my sisters their school lessons and then I study my own lessons. In the evening, I study with our neighbors’ daughters together. I get good marks in the exam and my only problem is in English and Pashto languages.”

The reporter of the castle asks if there is any other solution or not.

Zuhal, a student of Aisha Sediqa girls’ high school, a resident of Ahmad Shahbaba Mena, Kabul city says: “I study my school lessons with my five classmates in a group. We get together twice a week in one of the five girls’ house. We have prepared a timetable for our school lessons. For example, we study five lessons on one subject in one day and then we study another subject the next day. Our most problems are in mathematics. As one of the group's girls has studied mathematics in a course, she solves all mathematics equations. This method has two advantages for us: first, we could solve our daily school lessons problems and second, we are getting prepare for university entry exam.”

Lalo Mama closes this window too. Muqadasa says that she would also make a timetable for her daily works. She adds that is she has a timetable for her daily works, she could study her school lessons and could have spare time for playing.