Mission Moment

Universal Children’s Day

November 20 is Universal Children’s Day. In rural Afghanistan, young Tasal spent each day helping his father Zaman raise livestock and cultivate crops on their parcel of land. Tasal was happy to support his family, but because he was busy helping his father during the day, he didn’t get the chance to go to school.  Presbyterian World Service & Development’s Girls Education Project team conducted meetings in Tasal’s village to teach members of the community about the ways that an education can help girls and boys access opportunities for brighter futures. At the end of the session, Zaman was inspired to enroll his son at the local school. “I now understand that it is not only his right to go to school but it is also my responsibility to encourage him and support him,” shares Zaman.

PWS&D supports a child’s right to education