Innovative & intelligent: Fighting graft with graffiti
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Dozens of graffiti images carrying messages about corruption and violence against women could be seen painted on walls in the Balkh and Charbolak districts of northern Balk province.
The art how to spray paint was taught to youth over the past three months by a non-governmental organisation, Hindara.
Hindara official in Balkh Baryalai told Pajhwok Afghan News they chose Balkh and Charbolak districts because the two areas had recently been the scene of insecurity and violence.
He said they tried to teach the youth graffiti art and so they commit actions that directly impacted the society.
He said 60 youth had learnt the graffiti art and were participating in the campaign to promote awareness about corruption and violence against women.
He said 30 youth each in Balkh and Charbolak districts were taking part in the campaign which would continue for some time.
This afternoon, Baryalai, said the art works in Balkh and Charbolak districts were showcased for public.
He said the graffiti images had been drawn on 72 walls in the two districts with messages about peace, corruption, social justice and violence against women.
A resident of Charbolak district, Najibullah, who is taking part in the campaign, said it was for the first time he came across the graffiti art and was happy to learn it.
He said he was part of the 30-member group who had so far painted 36 graffiti images on walls.
He said the images not only beatified the area but also forced passersby to stop, see and think over them.
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