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.”
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