Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Sunday, September 27th, 2020

Lacking Ids, Orphans Deprived of Education in Herat

Lacking Ids, Orphans  Deprived of Education in Herat

HERAT - More than 100 orphans in Herat who lost their parents in the war do not have identification cards. The government does not issue birth certificates to these children due to their not having parents.
Most of these children have been denied access to school due to the lack of identity cards. These children say that not having a birth certificate has prevented them from education and social activities.
Farzana, a14-year- old girl who spent ten years in a government orphanage in Herat, lost her parents when she was two.
The lack of a birth certificate has hindered Farzana from receiving education and partaking in other activities.
“I lost my parents. I do not have an ID card and when I go to school, the teacher or the school principal asks me for an ID card to be enrolled in the school, but I do not have an ID card. I want to go to university in the future, but how can I continue my education without an ID?" said Farzana.
Many children in Herat are facing the fate of Farzana. Although they have applied for birth certificates many times, the government does not grant birth certificates to these children due to their lack of parents.
“I have not had an ID card for thirteen years and they ask me for an ID card when I go to school. During school exams, we are not allowed to participate in the exams due to lack of an ID. I urge the government to issue me an ID card,” said Lena, another orphan girl. (TOLO NEWS)