AIL’s mission is to empower women through education enabling women and girls to take control of their lives. Farzana is one of girls empowered by AIL. Here is her story:
My name is Farzana. I am 17 years old. I come from a poor family in Herat City. I had never had the chance to study in my childhood; the same with other girls my age. Before attending this literacy class, I was a student in sewing class. I heard about a literacy class and immediately enrolled my name in that class. I learned how to read and I learned social skills such as finding friends, contacting with members of family and community. I am going to talk with my father and persuade him let me go to school and make a bright future. I hate ignorance. I want to enjoy myself. I want to thank AIL staff, especially experienced teachers, who helped me change my life."
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