For Youth and Beyond
collection of resources that can help them understand and reconnect with their culture
and history, relating to Afghanistan.
Heritage and Culture
and the Afghan youth in diaspora through creating a platform which provides the necessary
tools and resources to learn about their language, their culture, and their history.
Bridging gaps in the Afghan community through Zaban (language)
When Afghan immigrants or refugees relocate to other countries, the family focuses on learning the language of their new home, and the language which they spoke in Afghanistan becomes faded. When Afghan children of the diaspora grow older, many feel a lack of connection to the older generation of Afghans and to their homeland Afghanistan as well, due to the lack of knowledge of the language. Though they may want to begin to learn or improve their language skills, it is often too late, as resources are scarce, and often intended for younger children.
This later creates barriers for connecting with their families, their culture and traditions, and further isolates them from their community and different Afghan groups. The generational gap and culture gap between the older generation of Afghans versus their children who are part of the Afghan diaspora becomes wider when there is a lack of communication.
Zaban’s mission is to bridge gaps between Afghan immigrant and refugee groups and the Afghan youth in diaspora through creating a platform which provides the necessary tools and resources to learn Farsi, one of the many languages of Afghanistan.
Through Zaban, Afghan (and non-Afghan) youth can take Farsi classes at various levels, and have access to a collection of resources that can help them learn and improve their Farsi skills.
ZABAN offers group classes to students at a beginner and intermediate level. If you’d like to enroll in private one-on-one classes, please contact us through email for more information.
For more information and to enroll, please choose one of the courses listed below. The deadline to apply for our next round of courses is:
April 22, 2022
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