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11/01/2019

Interview of a Girl Who Received a “Dream Bag” and Her Parents

 In April of 2019, we conducted distributions of “Dream Bags” in the Parwan province of Afghanistan.

 We were able to interview those who received the “Dream Bags” following the distribution process.

 

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 Caption: A second grade girl who received a “Dream Bag” with her dad

 This girl`s father works as a sales representative at a store in Charikar Market. Much of the villagers struggle from poverty, and he says that he is one of them.

 “I receive very little pay and therefore, have a hard time supporting my family, which includes buying my children the necessary stationary and materials for school. Additionally, I must borrow money from my friends and family members in order for my child to go to school.

 I want my child to study a lot and become someone who can serve their country. I believe that both boys and girls should receive equal education and think that not letting girls attend high school is a bad idea. I currently own a small plot of farm land close to the village, but if I ever need the money to continue sending my daughter to school, I will sell it without any hesitation.

 Today, my daughter received a “Dream Bag”, and her excitement could be put in to words. She has always liked to study and go to school, but this will definitely make her like it even more.

 I know that Japan is an extremely safe country and have heard that the people are very generous and friendly. I vividly remember the time I met the Japanese staff of JEN 10 years ago at a meeting in Charikar. On behalf of my child, her classmates, and all of Afghanistan, I want to thank the country of Japan and the children who participated in the making of the “Dream Bags” for not forgetting about us.” He said.

November 1, 2019 in Afghanistan |