This city has a rich history, having been founded by Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC but decades of war have made things very difficult for the ordinary people living there today.
Life is unbelievably tough for most people in Afghanistan and especially for women there, who often find themselves needing to be breadwinners for their families whilst simultaneously fulfilling the domestic roles that traditional society expects of them.
Khadija Kubra women’s association gives hope to the women of Kandahar by providing an education in things like computer and media studies which help enable them to participate more fully in the modern workplace.
Merman Radio, is a sister organization to KHADIJA KUBRA. It provides a voice for local youth, especially women and is a forum for the discussion of the educational, economic and social issues which affect them.
Both Merman Radio and KHADIJA KUBRA are led by Maryam Durani, a brave visionary and elected council member in Kandahar.
In 2012, Ms. Durani won the US State Department’s International Women of Courage Award and is listed by the Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
It seems to me that universal education is really the only thing that will lift places like Afghanistan out of the awful situation they find themselves in at present. Eventually it may also bring about the international understanding and tolerance needed to make our world the peaceful and harmonious place all of our kids deserve.
If you’re of a mind to help this process, I think Khadija Kubra Women’s Association would be very worthy of your support.