In Afghanistan, we the Afghan Peace Volunteers, realize that a root cause of war is that people across the world still don’t know one another.
The earth and our human family has been exploited, divided from one another, de-humanized and made to live unequal and separate lives.
We, as members of the human family with no political or religious aims, wish to change this.
#Enough! Let’s Be Friends…
sharing food, water, shelter, greenery,
healing, reconciliation, happiness and stories with one another
Sincerely from Kabul,
Earth GENeration ( Green, Equal, Nonviolent)
Afghan Peace Volunteers
To those who have registered their sharing actions: “Yak jahan tashakur !”. It is Dari, one of the two official Afghan languages and means: “A world of thanks!”
The Afghan Peace Volunteers want to live differently, not later but now, so they try to make daily choices to relate lovingly with others, using all creative, nonviolent methods other than the method of war. They seek to build alternative lifestyles based on living simply and sharing resources.
On the 21st of September 2015, the International Day of Peace, 100 Afghan street kids cooked and served a meal for 100 Afghan labourers to launch #Enough! This action demonstrated our wish to redirect our energies and resources away from war to meeting basic human needs.
Two long term programs of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, which help them to build concrete alternatives for a world of compassion instead of war, are the Borderfree Afghan Street Kids School and the Winter Duvet Project.
The Winter Duvet Project: each winter, the Afghan Peace Volunteers organize the sewing and distribution of 3000 duvets, enabling Afghan seamstresses to earn an income from sewing the duvets and helping impoverished families to survive the harsh winter cold.
Afghan Street Kid, Bey Nazir, gets her monthly gifts of cooking oil and rice.
Students & teachers from the afternoon session of the Borderfree Afghan Street Kids School, building a green and equal space without war.