If Nawroz is a time for celebration and gift giving, what about the orphans?
Nawroz, the Afghan New Year, is a time for celebration. Literally meaning ‘New Day’.
The new year brings together families and friends as they share gifts, food and happy memories.
As it coincides with the start of the new school year, Nawroz is also a time when fathers provide their children with supplies such as stationery and clothes. However, with over 2 million orphans, many children will not get to experience this. COVID-19 has only made the situation worse, causing schools to close and many families to lose their income.
Mahboba’s Promise wishes to change this by providing orphans with a $50 Celebration & Gift Pack, ensuring that they can enjoy the new year. These packs will include some treats and the clothes and stationery required to start the school year. We also aim to provide schooling essentials for school girls, so that they have everything they need for the entire school year.
Please help us give some joy to orphans this Nawroz.
At five years old, Sameer was orphaned and left to wander the streets alone. For three years he spent his days begging for food, often falling asleep hungry and exhausted, with only a rice bag to protect him from the weather.
Since being brought to the Hope House, Sameer has been given access to adequate nutrition, healthcare, clean clothing and a bed to sleep in. He spends his days attending classes and playing football with the other children in the orphanage.
Purchase a Celebration & Gift Pack and help us equip children like Sameer with the essentials they need to attend school and follow their dreams.