Five…..four…..three…..two…..one…….WOO-HOO!! This past weekend was the official grand opening of the Baghnazargah School in Afghanistan!!!! Afghanistan education has notoriously been an issue, and now thanks to Film Annex- they are helping change schooling in Afghanistan. It is finally becoming a true reality, and with this reality comes a future for Afghan children.
I have been teaching for over seven years, my students are ten years old. I educate, protect and love each and every one of them and I have done this for each and every student I have stood in front of in the classroom. War in Afghanistan has not allowed their children to be educated, protected and loved like American children. Especially for Afghanistan women and girls who have the least support for their education. Film Annex is trying to change the education system in Afghanistan one school at a time.
I have viewed some of the pictures on the construction of the internet classroom that Film Annex has created for Afghanistan education. The final picture is a complete classroom with computers. This classroom looks NO DIFFERENT than the computer lab in my school. It is a beautiful thing for me to see, because I know how much computers and desks mean to each child. Many children in Afghanistan may not have their own personal space, something that they can call theirs. This newly built classroom may be a full blown sanctuary for them. The opportunities that this has given them are endless. It will truly become a beacon of light in their lives.
Film Annex will continue building schools in Afghanistan, with construction of their second school underway. I spend forty hours a week with children, teaching them not only subjects- but life lessons that will help them become successful adults. I see their faces light up when they learn something new, and they comfort in knowing that I protect them. ALL CHILDREN DESERVE THIS. Thank you to Film Annex, for allowing the children of the Baghnazargah School to have that same feeling.