Another thunder and lighting drops down in the heart of Taliban as we supplied some tents, notebooks, pens, black boards to those schools that were burned by Taliban a few months ago as they tried to stop students from attending schools.
There are three districts that are declared more troubled than the rest in Nangarhar; BatiKot is one of them. Several schools and education centers have been burned down in this district. We went to supply some stationary and tents to those victim schools and students in Chardahy and Barikaab villages.
Outsiders consider that the militants have the support of locals in such areas and I also was one of them, but after the visit of the place I totally think otherwise. The kids are very keen to learn despite the threats and warnings they receive from the insurgents; they still want to attend their classes regularly.
Their enthusiasm amazed me and I am really happy to see that. Despite all the troubles they have a lot of courage to keep their study up. They are well aware of their situation and are very keen to pounce on every opportunity that comes their way. It was surprising for kids to be so grateful of our donations.
I wanted to have a chat with some of these kids and I was glad to be part of what could be proved very fundamental. One of the kids said and I quote “I am surprised with these militants calling themselves Mujahidin, whilst Jihad means to struggle for the good, not bad and you see they burned our schools; what kind of a Jihad this is? I am really thankful that you have come for us, we almost lost the hope for having our school revived and running again, not as formerly though.”
The villages and rural areas are in more need and help than the urban areas.
“Even these days its really hard to go to school because the insurgents are telling us to that we shouldn’t be educated we should fight to get our revenge from US and Afghan government”, one of the student Ajmal stated that our answer is clear: “Even if they will kill us we will come to the school and we know people from the US or other countries really care about our future and that’s why today we are the witness of these donations”. He dreams of become a educated and being able to serve his country whether it be a doctor, teacher or an engineer.