Succes Story of an Afghan Refugee

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M. Vaqar Ali
December 28, 2011

Success story of Yasmin (An Afghan refugee)
Yasmin aged 20 has been working with Hashoo Foundation since September 2010. Presently she teaches English Language to the Afghan Refugees, a project of Hashoo Foundation funded by the People of America through BPRM. She is one of the fortunate refugees who managed to escape from the terrorism-plagued country of Afghanistan, along with family at the age of five. It has been the helping hand of Hashoo Foundation that supported her education from grade 5 to A-levels. Most of the refugees, she teaches find her very close and feel at home with her which makes it easier for her to get their attention in the classroom. Moreover, the linguistic commonality of Persian and Dari helps the learners to overcome the difficulties of the target language as a second Language. She and her family are well respected by all sections of the community which helps her when she looks to encourage the community to take a more active role in the learning of the learners. Prior to becoming a Language instructor, Yasmin completed her formal education with the moral support of her family, the financial support of Hashoo Foundation and above all her keen interest and iron will to receive higher education, to become a doctor. Her devotion to studies has been worth mentioning since her childhood, when she managed to cope with up-hill tasks of new education system of Pakistani society the linguistic hurdles and the financial constraints. After observing personally, the worst situation of deprivation of Afghani people within her homeland and de0lorable condition in Pakistan, Yasmin became concerned and decided to help her community. She could feel the intensity of the pangs of her people, for being victimized of the onset of the Afghan was and it aftermath. It is experienced fact that Afghan refugees had teaming number of problems to get them settled in Pakistan with all Legalities. Moreover, at the top of the...
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