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Mia Khan: A dedicated Afghan father who travels 12Km to take daughters to school daily

 “I am illiterate, and I live on a daily wage, but my daughters’ education is very valuable to me," says Mia Khan.

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Mia Khan, an Afghan man and a proud and inspiring father whose only life goal is to educate his daughters and for it, he has done every possible effort he could do to make his dreams come true.

Khan, who is the resident of Sharana in the Paktika province of Afghanistan, travels 12 kilometres on his motorbike every day to take his daughters to school. He then waits outside the school for hours until the dismissal bell rings to take them back home. He himself never saw a school though.

“I am illiterate, and I live on a daily wage, but my daughters’ education is very valuable to me because there is no female doctor in our area. It is my greatest desire to educate my daughters like my sons,” he said.

Mia Khan has three daughters, two of the daughters are in the sixth grade and one is in the fifth grade. He said the school was chosen because it provides quality education.

One of his daughters, Rozi, said she is “so happy that I study. I am in grade six this year. My dad or brother brings us on a motorcycle every day to the school and when we leave, he brings us home again.”

A few days ago, the story was published by a Swedish Committee for Afghanistan– an NGO working on education, health care, community governance, and rural livelihood in Afghanistan.

The “Nooraniya School for Girls” where Mia Khan’s daughter’s study – also runs by this NGO.

the authorSamra Mazhar