シュエイブ・ファイヤズ Shoaib Faiyaz


日本の子どもたちへ/東京都品川区立大井第一小学校における講演


Dear friends,
I am so glad to see you all here, and I say thanks to you all you give me this auspicious chance to see you and let you know about how the children are in my region where I live.
You must know there are many colour, nations, culture, etc around the world, not only Japanese and also different circumstances compare to Japanese peoples, you must have seen them on television or other resources of Media. But I hope you must know child is child, human is human every where. There are two kinds of standard in between these children one is by nature and one is by human made, I would like to compare this from nature first than human made.
Let see nature gives birth a child in a same way all around the world, give same body parts, same working mechanism, they all have same body parts even blood type is same all around these children, it doesnユt matter their skin colour, face cut, hair colour, eyes shape and colour, are as per their region requirement, but when the child comes in this world human standard begin, the suffering begin, its not same as nature give same to all children.
Let see how a child in Japan and how a child in Afghanistan or any other suffering country around the world, both born in a same time but how their life is totally changed as per human made standards, where nature is just watching how human do to each other.
When a child born in Japan it will be in a highly equipped hospital, but for an Afghan child its almost not known where will he get birth, some time in house, some in barren land, some time street even, but nature give same chance to both children to breath in world, now the first need of a child is food after getting birth, in Japan its almost full chance to have a healthy nutrition for a child, but the first suffer for a child who has just come in this world to suffer for a healthy nutrition in suffering world, its not same as Japanese child, but nature give opportunity to both Childs to survive and keep moving the humanity, in other hand Japanese child get an health start of life but a suffering child have to fight for his survival, result some time failure and child got died due to healthy nutrition which is not available, if he is lucky he will survive for the next step of life.
Now weather plays its rule, its too cold there, it is raining, there is snow a child need a warm place, warm clothing, warm food, if itユs too hot, need a cool shade, need cold water to maintain body temperature, you think its not a matter, yeah its not for you, but feel if you donユt get warm room, warm cloths, warm food in winter, cool shade, cool water and so on in summer season what would happen to you, could you imagine this? Donユt you? Yeah you could guess the result, its same with these children who are in suffering world, now Japanese child has opportunity to pass this step of life easily even no care about it because fortunately all requirements are available to them, but some child lost there life in suffering world at this step, rather they are hard enough to bare this and move on their life for next step.



Now a child in Japan is healthy enough to walk to smile, play, but child in suffering world is still trying to keep his life move on, now the time come when a child has to begin his life with knowledge, remember you went to Kinder Garden to start your learning, donユt you? But no child knows what is Kinder Garden in suffering world, could you believe this? Really they donユt know what is Kinder Garden, what a child do there, they donユt know all about it, yeah they donユt know.
You can play with pets can visit zoo can visit amusements parks but in their childhood they donユt know what is it, what is it mean, isnユt it strange for you? But its truth in the same world, where you live!
Well, now you are young enough to play with electronic games, have bicycle, have chance to watch your interesting programs or channels but what is it, they donユt know at your same age.
You got this chance to upgrade yourself and come to this highly equipped school, trained kind and humble teachers are helping you to go-ahead, but when luckily a child goes to school there, he has to face a roof with no electricity, no proper sitting arrangement, some time they have to sit on naked land, if its cool they have to face cool weather if its hot they have to face sunshine farther more a teacher who has become teacher faced all these problems of life before not kind enough, with full of problems in his life make clear his mind after beating a child some time or snubbing them harshly. You got chance to have all these interesting books, other requirements like pencil, note book, colours or other necessities but what are these necessities and where they have to use them they donユt know about it, they donユt know because they donユt have, even most of them have never seen them, how these things are looks like.
Yeah its happening in this world my dear friends, donユt feel itユs a story or a fantasy its reality around us in this world. This human standard which human beings making for each other, nature giving opportunity to all to breathe enough, grow enough, have enough resources made by nature but humans making opposite of this dual standards, its different for themselves and different for others.
Dear friends, there is much I want to tell you, bring in your notice because you have a big life ahead, I donユt want to take more of your time just what I want now to you is, please promise me, you will think about all these dual standards made by human beings living around us, you will say no to them, you will try to stop them not make this suffering for a child for a human who doesnユt know much about human standards, who has to milled in this human made system forcedly, you will try your best in your future life to demolish this dual standards of the world and make it happy life for everyone. Can you promise me?
I am hoping a beautiful, successful and flourish life ahead you. Thank you so much for your time and attention.



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みなさん、こんにちは。
今日は、わたしが暮らしている地域の子どもたちのことを話しましょう。

新聞やテレビなどで見たことがあると思いますが、世界には文化、環境が違うたくさんの国があります。
しかし、どこの国に生まれても子どもは子ども、 人間は人間である、という事を知っていてほしいのです。
そんな子どもたちの間には、2つのあり方があります。
自然によってなされるものと、人間によるものとです。
まず、この2つについて話したいと思います。
わたしたちは、生まれる地域によって、肌や髪の毛の色、顔つき、目の形や色などは違いますが、世界のどこで生まれても、同じからだの部位、仕組み、血液型を持って生まれてきます。これは自然のなせることです。しかし、この世界に生まれた後は、人間によってつくられていくようになります。
日本の子どもたちと、アフガニスタンなど苦しんでいる国々の子どもたちとを比べてみまると、同じ時代に生まれても、人間の手でなされることで、どれほど彼らの生活が違ってくるかということを一緒に考えてみましょう。
日本でほとんどの子どもたちは設備の整った病院で生まれます。
一方、アフガニスタンでは家や荒野だったり、道端で生まれたりとさまざまです。
それでも自然はどちらの子どもにも生きる機会を与えます。
さて、子どもにとって一番最初に必要なものは食べ物。日本では十分な栄養を取ることができますが、困窮する国の子どもにとっての最初の苦しみは食べ物です。十分な栄養を得ることが難しいのです。すでに、このときから生きるための戦いがはじまり、ある子は栄養不良で死んでいくことになります。そして運の良い子どもは生き残り、生きるための次の戦いに向かうのです。
アフガニスタンのような国では、寒い時に必要な暖房、暖かい衣類、食べ物、暑い時に必要な冷房や冷たい水など、子どもたちを守るものがほとんどありません。
みなさんは、そんな生活が想像できますか?
日本で生まれたみなさんにとっては、なんでもない暑さや寒さが、あちらの子どもたちにとっては生きるか死ぬかの問題になるのです。 それでも無事に生き残れたとしましょう。 さて、今度は何が彼らを待っているのでしょう?
次のステップは知識、勉強です。子どもの成長に大切なことです。
おそらく、ほとんどのみなさんが幼稚園に通ったことを覚えているでしょう?
そして遊園地や動物園に行ったことも。
信じられないかもしれませんが、あちらの子どもたちは幼稚園、動物園、遊園地を知らない子が多いのです。テレビやコンピュータ・ゲームなどもほとんど知りません。
学校にしても同じです。みなさんは設備の十分整った学校で、きちんと勉強をした先生に教わっていますよね。アフガニスタンでは、何の設備もない、屋根さえないこともある学校です。教科書もノートも鉛筆も十分にありません。何の資格もない先生が子どもたちを教えるのです。子どもたちと同じような苦しい環境で生き残ってきた先生は、時として子どもをぶったり、いじめたりすることもあります。
こんな事が、みなさんの生きている同じ世界で起こっているのです。
作り話しや夢ではありません。
そのほとんどが、人間によってつくり出された「あり方」なのです。
みなさんには、将来があります。
だからこそ、このような2つの「あり方」について知ってもらいたいのです。
この人間によってつくり出されている「あり方」について考えてみてください。
そして、子どもを苦しめているこのような「あり方」に"NO!!"と叫んでください。
こんな「あり方」は壊してしまって、みんなが幸せに暮らせるように努力してください。
みなさん、約束してくれますね?

どうもありがとう。