I am student of class 4in Darman school in a village of Kama distract in Eastern Afghanistan. My father works as a laborer on someone else’s farm, and sometimes I go and help him. I have one brother and three sisters. My older sister graduated last year from our Darman school, and now she is continuing her education in Qalai Akhond Female High School.
I am very happy to have this Darman School in our village. All students love to go there, it gives us hope for the future.
Our teachers are very good, they teach us with love. I can read the books and write my lessons.
My parents are illiterate, they first did not let my sister join the school. My father said, that girls education is not good in our country. My elder sister always cried, as she wanted to go to school, but my father did not give permission.
One day my mother became very sick. My father searched for a female doctor, but he did not find one. Then we went to Jalalabad City Hospital, but at that time my mother could not talk any more due to her illness. The doctor was very angry with my father and said, that our elders give education priority to their sons and no permission for girls. Because of that, we have hardly any female doctors in rural areas. This is our big mistake. When women become sick, they cannot find a female doctor. Luckily, after one week my mother became healthy again. When we returned to our home, my father said I must let my oldest daughter join the school, so she can become a good doctor. Now my father is open-minded regarding girls going to school, and he is very happy with my sister’s education. She is in first position at school and hopes to become a doctor.
I want to become an intelligent engineer, because our country needs lot of construction.
I kindly ask from my heart to help our Darman School; our hope and future is this school.