Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education

Mar 8, 2012

One Student's Story

It is always especially poignant to me when I hear a story of hope from someone who lives in very difficult circumstances.  Here is a story from an afghan refugee who is now attending the Zarghoona Ana Learning Center in Pakistan:

My name is Zakara and I am from Panjshir Province.  I live with my father and my two young brothers.  My mother died when I was five and I have had to take care of our home and my brothers. Because my family is very poor, I could not afford to go to school before.  My family lives very far from the city, but recently I came to the city to work cleaning houses, washing clothes and washing dishes to earn money and support my family.  One of the houses that I worked in is near the Zarghoona Ana Center, and the children from my employer’s family go to this Center.   I told my father about the Center and he said go there and get an education.  So now, I work half a day and go to the Center the other half and attend literacy class.

 I hope to complete my education and become a good teacher in the future.  I will then help other people as they have helped me and I will open a free school for the poor.”

Please keep in mind that Wednesday, March 14, 2012 is Bonus Day through GlobalGiving.  Donations up to $1,000.00 will be provided with a 30% match.  The bonus allotment is $50,000.00 and the period runs from 12:01 AM EST until the funds are exhausted.  So, if you would like your donation to go a little further with the help of GlobalGiving, give early on March 14th.  Thank you!


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Sakena Yacoobi

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Dearborn, Michigan United States

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