Carolyn Coe

Carolyn Coe

Carolyn Coe is part of a Voices for Creative Nonviolence (www.vcnv.org) delegation to visit the Afghan Peace Volunteers (ourjourneytosmile.com) in Kabul. She lives in Maine.

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A boy standing in front of the JRS school in a refugee camp holds a rubber hose like the type used by some teachers to strike children who fail to learn their lessons. Other children hold the raw cauliflower florets they are munching on. The permaculture lessons during the APV-led life skills classes encouraged students to grow vegetables in small containers beside their homes. Greenery beautifies, has a calming effect, and is a small step toward combating air pollution. Views
Sunday, December 23, 2018
Afghanistan: Where Can the Anger Go?
KABUL—At a busy four-way intersection in the northwestern part of Kabul, traffic is stuck. There is no traffic signal, and cars are threaded through one another like a woven rug. A passenger car is in front of our taxi. The driver, with two children in the car, has managed to wedge into position,...
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Students at the Street Kids School in Kabul, Afghanistan, listen to announcements before the morning session of classes. The school, which is taught by Afghan teenagers who volunteer their time, provides literacy and nonviolence classes to child laborers on Fridays. PHOTO COURTESY OF CAROLYN COE Views
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Street Kids School in Kabul: Stepping Stones to Change
Amrullah has a small frame and a soft voice. He used to have a reputation as a fighter and would fight with the rich kids. He'd get angry because they had nicer clothes. By fighting, he wanted to show his power. But now, at age 11, he believes that fighting is bad. When he sees those same boys, he...
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Friday, January 01, 2016
Notes from Kabul
They have descended from homes built on the mountainside. Women sit together in the cemetery not to mourn but to wait for the duvet distribution to begin. When I approach them, each woman extends a hand in greeting. Some have the needed small stamped pieces of paper to receive two duvets but most...
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