Students who are in need of health services will once again be able to access free health care from Barakat Afghanistan. Due to government regulations, the health care program was temporarily put on hold until Barakat could obtain official government permission to administer the program.
The program, which operates at both Mullah Karim Nazar School and Besh Kappa Surkh, provides check-ups for all students at the beginning of the school year. Those who are sick at the time of this visit or who become sick during the year get monthly check-ups as well.
In these areas, health treatment is rare. There are no hospitals around and the trip to Kabul is often too much of an economic burden for families to handle. Students with illnesses often miss school or cannot concentrate and perform at their full potential. Healthy students, on the other hand, have much more energy and focus in classes.
Shakoor, a 14 year-old student at Mullah Karim Nazar School, has benefited greatly from the health program. “I have an illness that I cannot control that comes on suddenly,” Zebah said. “Once Barakat Afghanistan took me to Kabul to get treated. I am really happy that Barakat Afghanistan provides us with education and health treatments.”