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Sympathetic mother


This story is about the eminent of a mother.
This story shows that how much devote is a mother.
Once upon a time there was a girl who wanted to be a good doctor. On that time she was nine years old that her father who was so kind and who loved her a lot died by Taliban and on that time she was on the third grate and she really loved knowledge and she was on first grade but after death of her father they became so poor. She had a brother that was on the 5th grate and he also loved knowledge and studying. Their mother was illiterate and jobless and they didn’t have any in cash her name was Farzana and her brother name was Farzad. Their mother looked and searched for a job bout she didn’t find any job and seeing that her children really loved education she decided to beg and let her children to continue their education. Farzana and Farzad always went to school
Without knowing that their mother is forced to beg because of them. Their mother never told them about this fact. After seven years that farzad was on the last year of his high school and her sister was in the 10th grate.
One day, he fighted with a boy when he was coming home and while they were fighting the boy hit Farzad badly and Farzad felt down on the land near a woman who was begging. When he looked up at the woman he shocked because the woman was his mother then he became so sad and asked from her mother: why are you begging?
Then his mother said: because I want you to go to school and become a successful person in your life. After that farzad didn’t let his mother to beg and he worked half of a day and he also went to school. He seriously was studying and after a year he went to university and also Farzana decided to study more and more that this decision caused that after high school she could went to medicine faculty and after six years she became a good doctor and her brother became a good engineer. After that they lived happily for ever.
This story is a fact that I heard from Farzana who is a doctor in hospital now.
I am Zeinab sarvari From Afghanistan.


Jensine's picture

You are a great storyteller

Dear Zeinab -
This is an inspiring story. You have great writing and storytelling talents! It always amazes me how so many women and children will go through anything - even walk through fire - to get an education. I have a feeling there are many more such stories in your region. Knowledge is power!

I look forward to reading more from you Zeinab about your homeland and YOUR dreams.


Jensine Larsen
World Pulse

jadefrank's picture

Farzana's story

Hi Zeinab,

I enjoyed reading the story of Farzana and her family. This story shows us a window into the lives of women in Afghanistan, as well as the importance of education. I admire women like you Zeinab, who are so passionate about educating women and girls. I would love to hear more about the AIL and your work as a teacher.

In friendship,

Nusrat Ara's picture

A wonderful and inspiring

A wonderful and inspiring story. Keep writing and let us know more.



Ken Osiko's picture

encouraging story

Hello Zeinab,
Im very much moved by your story about this family who went starving. This can give alot of tips to most of the community members on how to live and undertake some of the responsibilities those are normal in life but people just ignore them. Like in your story you realised what Farzad did when he new the trueth about the way their Mummy was struggling for them to eat.
In day to day life , there are challenges that are part and parcel of our every life and we have to accept to deal with them to make ends meet. Bravo, Zeinab for your wonderful story.
Kind regards,
Ken Osiko.

jap21's picture

Hi Zainab

I am so glad you came to Worldpulse! It is like a breath of fresh air.

Please visit our group:

We are the Math Support Gals, and there are some awesome articles there, about how math is everywhere in our lives. Education is esential, as you have seen in the life of your friend. And math gives you the gift of thinking orderly.

Welcome again dear Zainab.



Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America

Hello Zeinab.... I like the way your stories are written.... Once upon a time.... and then the story unfolds. You are a good inspiration....


Sondra Johnson
Creating Hope International

JaniceW's picture

So beautiful

Thank you so much for sharing this touching story with us and revealing the power of a mother's love for her children. The way you wove the story together captivated me from the start and I look forward to reading more from you about life in Afghanistan. Best wishes,

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