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Forgotten Dreams

Forgotten Dreams

Throughout my schooling, I was interested in cameras and in taking photos. My family could not afford to buy me a camera. Teachers’ day was the only occasion at school when things that fell outside the curriculum were allowed. These included music, dancing, taking pictures and eating inside the class.    I seized any opportunity to .. read more

14
May
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Violence at home and outside

Violence at home and outside

  Violence is still one of the biggest challenges for Afghan citizens. Unfortunately violence is for many people a reality of life. Many people blame illiteracy, traditional customs and the clash of values (i.e. between personal and social values) as reasons behind violence.  The root causes of it differ from one context to the next. .. read more

10
May
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Setting an Example

Setting an Example

Amina Rahimi, born in 1992, has embarked on an ambitious mission. She has funded a small food factory for poor women supporting then to earn a living and support their own families. With a bachelor degree in journalism from Balkh University, Amina is determined to break new grounds. Amina’s life was full of ups and .. read more

11
Apr
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Green bulb for business

Green bulb for business

Najib is around 24 year’s old living in Jalalabad city. He started talking about his time being a refugee in Pakistan. Najib’s family left Afghanistan in 200. Their village was bombarded and they had to leave. When they arrived in Pakistan, they settled in Punjab. Punjab is the state where the official language is Urdu, .. read more

01
Apr
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From experience to action

From experience to action

Sayed Hossein Mosavi has a shop in Bamyan’s fruit market. Unlike other salespersons selling fruit, he also offers the customers dairy and other animal products. Sayed Hossein says that upon his return home with his family from immigration, he was searching for employment, and finally, with his experience from the time when he was in .. read more

18
Mar
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Beating your ego

Beating your ego

“My father is having higher education, but I saw him working in repugnant places.” Pari a young married lady returned to Afghanistan after a long time living in Pakistan. Her father was working as an officer with the Afghan National Army before their emigration. When the Afghan civil war begun, they were living in Nangarhar .. read more

13
Mar
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The Story of Muska

The Story of Muska

I was born in a refugee camp for Afghans in Khaybar Pakhtonkhawa in Pakistan. My family and I were the victims of civil war. My father had been a vaccinator in Afghanistan before our emigration. He had been working in a local clinic, and when the war began, we moved to Pakistan. Shortly after my .. read more

20
Feb
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Khal Bano – A pioneer

Khal Bano – A pioneer

In the midst of mass unemployment for men in Afghanistan, in a rural part of Jawzjan province, a successful business is initiated. The rest of the country is suffering from rates of unemployment as youths graduating from University are struggling to find jobs while those with jobs are struggling to make ends meet. It has .. read more

25
Dec
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Bacha Posh “dressed like a boy”

Bacha Posh “dressed like a boy”

It is evening, getting dark and the boy is negotiating with a customer about the prices of the things the customer has collected. At first sight, we thought it is a boy with his father, but later we noticed that he actually was a girl in boy’s clothes called: Bacha Posh “dressed like a boy”. .. read more

15
Oct
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How shame became pride?

How shame became pride?

For several years girls’ higher education in a rural part of Badakhshan was considered a shame for the residents. Fathers were stopping their daughters, brothers were stopping their sisters, and the villagers were stopping girls for perusing their higher education. If a family wanted to send their daughters to have higher education, they would not .. read more

26
Sep
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