Children need the freedom and time to play. Play is not a luxury. Play is a necessity.
Kay Redfield Jamison
Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength…
The population of Iraq is estimated at 32.5 million of which 36.7% are aged 14 and under.
Afghanistan has a population of approximately 33 million of which 41% are under the age of 14. The average age in Afghanistan is 18, and life expectancy is only 51. The literacy rate for adults in Afghanistan is less than 40% – only 24% of women over 15 can read or write.
Play is so integral to childhood that a child who does not have the opportunities to play is cut off from a major portion of childhood