NEILI (Pajhwok): Sakina Suhail has been teaching boys and girls over the past three years for free in Neili, the capital of central Daikundi province.
Hailing from the Khakabad area of Neili, she told Pajhwok Afghan News despite restrictions and problems; she was one of the first girls in her native village to complete school education.
While recalling the bittersweet memories of life, she referred to lack of teachers in her neighbourhood, Locals thus requested her to teach them and she accepted their demand.
Over the last three years, Sakina has been teaching Khakabad School students for free. She claimed doing her level best to raise the capacity of these children.
“During the four years of my university education in Kabul, I realised children are not given enough attention in some families and school. Then I promised myself that I will teach such students at a school.”
After graduation from the mathematics faculty of Kabul University, she became a schoolteacher. Currently the headmistress of the Khakabad Girls’ High School, she has spent eight years promoting the cause of education.
Sakina acknowledged she had suffered a lot during the period, but because of her enthusiasm, she remained interested in serving students.
“There is a shortage of professional teachers in our area, and I feel excited to teach boys and girls or become a source of service to my people.”
The energetic woman remarked: “If we don’t pay attention to studies at school, we will stay the same even if we enter the university. There will be no motivation for us to study.”
The hardworking teacher urged the government to pay adequate heed to creating jobs for educated people.
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