You may have heard or read about (The Kite Runner), if not, we recommend you to read the book. you will not regret it!!
Kite running gained international attention through the best-selling novel "The Kite Runner" by Afghan-American author Khaled Hosseini, which tells the story of a young boy in Afghanistan who participates in kite running competitions.
Kite running is a popular traditional sport in Afghanistan and other countries in the region. It involves flying a kite with a specially-made string coated with a mixture of glue and finely crushed glass or abrasive material. The aim is to cut the strings of other kites and bring them down, while keeping your own kite in the sky.
However, it's worth noting that kite flying was banned by the Taliban during their rule of Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, and many kite makers and flyers were persecuted. Since the fall of the Taliban, kite running has regained popularity in Afghanistan and is now widely practiced again.
A kite running project can be a fun and engaging way for Afghan asylum seekers and refugees to connect with their culture and community.
More info coming up!!