On 10 August, Save the Children in Afghanistan held a live concert with singer and our celebrity ambassador, Farhad Darya, for street-working children in Kabul. Keeping in line with the Every Last Child Campaign, the concert aimed to put a smile on the faces of the deprived street-working children, and share the key findings of our Childhood Index Report with the media. We used this moment to talk about our recommendation to the government to pass the Child Act that ensures protection and development for every last child in Afghanistan.
More than 900 children attended the concert, the majority of which were street working children from Kabul. Farhad Darya opened his World Tour 2017 by performing at this concert.
David Skinner, Save the Children's Interim Country Director in Afghanistan, also spoke about the importance of education and learning as well as going to school when addressing the children at the concert. About 2 million children working are at risk of exploitation and missing out on education and other essentail services if we don't take action soon enough.
The concert received really good media coverage, especially Tolo News, which broadcasted the concert live on its channels, a first for Afghanistan.