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Media and culture are tools for Afghanistan’s development and the rebuilding of its damaged civil society.
In post-conflict areas like Afghanistan, populations have no or limited access to education and information. The NGO Aina provides informal education using media as a tool to empower local populations. Aina also provides training in journalism (radio and video production, photojournalism) and communication to involve local populations in the development of independent local medias.
The next step for Aina is the merging between the Afghan children’s magazine “Parvaz” which was created by Aina seven years ago and has since been freely distributed in Afghanistan and “Aschiana “ an Afghan NGO devoted to helping the working street children of Kabul by providing them a wide range of educational opportunities.
The idea is to create a vocational school within Aschiana center in Kabul that will provide to girls and boys with trainings in journalism, photography, graphic design, and illustration.