I am writing to encourage you to write, :)
Salam dear sisters,
“The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.” Leo F. Buscaglia
It seems like if I approach first, that would be the start but not end. Here I have added a brief introduction about myself, to share a brief information about life. Hope you will read that and share your ideas as well. So how about you,,,
I was born in Mazar-e-Sharif, a province of Afghanistan. After the Taliban took over our homeland, we traveled to the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul. We had our own house there, but the situation was so bad that even we, girls, were not allowed to attend schools or universities, work outside, and travel abroad. My father is a police officer and he was working secretly for the government even if it was hard for him because Taliban were against the government. We all sisters were at home thinking about what will happen to us in the future. After awhile staying at home, my sister who is now in her sixth year of university in medicine opened a secret a course to at least teach the girls in our area. Beside that she also thought us till fifth grade.
After the Taliban were beaten by the help of the foreign countries, schools had finally started. My sisters and I went to school and continued from fifth grade. Going to school is one of the great revolutions that had happened in my life, but since then no revolution came to my life until I was graduated from 12th grade.
After I was graduated from 12th grade, I was thinking, “Good Mursal, you did well.” Yet knowing what was waiting for me after then. The rule to join the university in Afghanistan is to pass a general exam, which contains questions from seventh grade up to 12th grade. I took the exam and passed in Fine Arts, but that wasn’t what I wanted to study in order to complete my goals. I wanted to study Engineering, so I stayed at home for six months and finally I was able to pass the scholarship exam to Asian University for Women and get a full scholarship.
Before joining “AUW”, I was a girl who had at least some knowledge to share with those other women who were poor to get it in easy ways, but in fact, neither I had ideas how to share it nor did I have opportunities to start it. By coming to “AUW”, the second revolution happened in my life, I have entered to a community with varies cultures and religions. I have learned a lot how to live with different people and how to communicate well and finally how to share my ideas, experiences, and feelings. Briefly, I have gotten enough confidence to confront any problem, which I face to and have gotten enough ideas and knowledge to find a better solution for them. This will help me handle my problems, and achieve my unlimited but Possible-to-do goals in future.
You can all join and share about yourself briefly as I did, Just try to share because sharing is the best we can do to bring out our feelings that have been hidden for a long time. So who is first,,,, :)
Waiting for your beautiful, helpfull starts,,,,,,,,