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Chapter 14. Haleema and Fatima

Meaning and purpose of story: In this story, a new member of the family is

    born safely thanks to the hospitality of strangers and the skilled assistance of

    Fatima. Finally Fatima finds her place in the family. Haleema reconciles her

    relationship with Fatima. Fatima shows how persistent and special kindness

    led at last to Haleema’s gratitude, her apology and the restoration of their

    relationship.

    The purpose of this story is to examine the changing roles of women.

    Primary School Learning Objectives

    1. Learning about new roles for women in the family and the community. 2. Understanding how caring and cooperation strengthen the family. 3. Hope for the future.

    Primary School Activities

    Classroom 1. In the city, Fatima decided to learn to be a midwife. This

    will be very helpful to many mothers and babies. What other

    sorts of work or education might Fatima have learned that

    would also be useful?

    2. While reading the story pick out all the ways that members

    of Jameela’s family help each other or show kindness to each

    other.

    3. Talk with the children about the future. What worries do

    they have? What do the children hope for?

    Schoolyard 1. Talk about girls going to school. Do some girls in your

    community find this difficult? If not, what about in other

    communities?

    2. One way that Ahmed’s grandfather helps Ahmed to pass the

    time and keep away his worries, is to tell stories. Have the

    children practice telling stories at school to each other. It might

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    be easier to use the characters in this story.

    3. Haleema apologizes to Fatima for treating her badly. Is

    there someone at school to whom you need to apologize? Will

    you and the other person feel better after you apologize?

At home 1. Ask the children to tell the story of Haleema and Fatima to

    their family.

    2. Ask the children to tell stories to their little brothers or

    sisters. This can be very enjoyable and helpful.

    3. In this story, strangers help strangers and in doing so

    become friends. Ask the children if this has happened to

    someone in their family?

Community 1. Talk about the ways in which girls and women contribute to

    your community.

    2. What would happen if, all over the country, people helped

    other people and then became friends?

    3. Talk about cooperative projects that are occurring in your

    community that contribute to peace and reconstruction.

    Middle School Learning Objectives

    1. Learning about new roles for women in the family and the community. 2. Understanding how caring and cooperation strengthen the family. 3. Hope for the future.

    Middle School Activities

Classroom 1. In the city, Fatima decided to learn to be a midwife. This

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will be very helpful to many mothers and babies. What other

    sorts of work or education might Fatima have learned that would also be useful?

2. While reading the story pick out all the ways that members

    of Jameela’s family help each other or show kindness to each

    other.

3. Talk with the students about the future. What worries do

    they have? What do the students children hope for?

    Schoolyard 1. Talk about girls going to school. Do some girls in your

    community find this difficult? If not, what about in other

    communities? What could be helpful in resolving this

    difficulty?

2. One way that Ahmed’s grandfather helps Ahmed to pass the

    time and keep away his worries, is to tell stories. Have the

    students practice telling stories to each other. Stories could be

    written into their journals.

3. Haleema apologizes to Fatima for treating her badly

    (reconciliation). Is there someone at school with whom you

    need to reconcile? Will you and the other person feel better

    after you reconcile?

    At home 1. Ask the students to tell the story of Haleema and Fatima to

    their family.

    2. Ask the students to tell stories to their little brothers or sisters. This can be very enjoyable and helpful.

3. In this story, strangers help strangers and in doing so

    become friends. Ask the students if this has happened to them

    or someone in their family?

    Community 1. Talk about the ways in which girls and women contribute to

    your community.

2. What would happen if, all over the country, people helped

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    other people and then became friends?

    3. Talk about cooperative projects that are occurring in your

    community that contribute to peace and reconstruction.

    Upper School Learning Objectives

    1. Learning about new roles for women in the family and the community. 2. Understanding how caring and cooperation strengthen the family. 3. Hope for the future.

    Upper School Activities

Classroom 1. Discuss in class the changing roles of women in Afghan

    society. How do they compare to 30 years ago? How do these

    changing roles affect families, communities and the country?

    2. Compare the relationships among the family members in the

    stories from the beginning to the end. How have they changed?

    How have they remained the same? What has driven the

    changes? What characteristics of the family have supported

    and made these changes possible?

    3. Discuss with the class occupations in peace-building that are

    available or could be created in your community.

Schoolyard 1. Discuss how the changing roles of women affect the social

    interactions among females and between males and females.

    Traditional ways and modern attitudes differ in many ways.

    How do young people work out how to cope with these

    differences in a harmonious way?

    2. The characteristics discussed in #2 above are also possible

    in a school community. How can the school community work

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together to create a caring, supportive and cooperative

    environment?

3. Some young women in your school might struggle

    traditional views and values at home while feeling the pull of

    changes in the community. Encourage discussions about these

    difficulties in small groups in the Place of Peace in your school. Work out with the students how best to offer support

    and compassion.

    At home 1. Tell the story of Haleema and Fatima at home. Have the

    students discuss the changing roles of women with various

    members of their family. Discuss in class how attitudes, opinions and beliefs vary. How can these differences be

    accommodated in harmonious ways?

2. Discuss with the students how their attitudes and actions can

    create a difference both at home and in their community.

    Compassion, caring and cooperation create an environment

    where growth and peacefulness are possible.

3. Ask the students to discuss with their family, their hopes

    and dreams for the future.

    Community 1. Explore how the changing roles of women are evident in

    your community. If these changes have heightened differences

    in opinions, attitudes and beliefs, how can the community

    begin to accept diversity and respect for individual choice?

2. Have the students write in their journal their thoughts,

    feelings attitudes and beliefs about the changing roles of

    women in Afghan society. What fears, worries, resentments,

    hopes, dreams and possibilities does this awaken?

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