The sunlight of education

Author —  Anisgul


Let’s take a pen to improve our country,
Let’s wake those sleeping, for it is not the time to sleep.
Those who do nothing cannot help a garden grow. 

Our homeland is our garden.
Let’s bring life to this garden.
Let’s bring the sunlight of education to our country. 
Let’s sacrifice our selves to our father’s and our grandfather’s land.

Building our country, working step by step,
We will grow more flowers in our beautiful garden.
Take the water of education, children, 
Give new life to the garden because of the poor of your land.

Anisgul is from Afghanistan. Her native language is Pashto. She’s been working very hard to learn English. Her dream is to become a doctor. Women doctors are very needed in Afghanistan.

    If you would like to learn more about the progress of education in Afghanistan, we encourage you to visit the web site of SOLA. It means “peace” in Pashto but also stands for, School of Leadership, Afghanistan. This inspiring school opened in 2008.  You can learn more at:


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