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The library bus in Afghanistan that is driving change

The National – “At only 27, Freshta Karim is the founder of Charmagz, an organisation that transforms buses into mobile libraries. They drive them around Kabul so that Afghanistan’s youngest citizens can develop and foster a love for critical thought and reading. “We are a group of young Afghans who have witnessed war and its direct impact on our childhood firsthand,” says the Charmagz team in their mission statement. “Our childhood, like millions of other Afghan children, was lost before we could live it. The pain brings us together in order to make a difference in other children’s lives.” Children are encouraged to drop by before or after school to read, play chess, learn and debate. Before or after your school hours, drop by in #Charmaghz and read your favorite short-story…”

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