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Student Story

World Vision understands how important school is to kids — especially those in developing countries. OWL talked with Afghani students Abdul, 13, and Maha, 12, about how going to school has helped them, their families, and their communities.

OWL: What chores do you help with at home?

Abdul: I carry water from town to my home. I also take my livestock to the field for grazing, and sometimes I do shopping for the house as well.

Maha: After studying my lessons I do chores like washing dishes, sweeping rooms, and helping with my small brothers.

OWL: How do you get to school?

Abdul: I walk to school from my home. It takes me 30 minutes.

Maha: It takes one hour to walk to school, because my house is far.

OWL: What do you like about your school?

Abdul: I love science. I like to learn something and see my friends every day.

Maha: I'm interested to see my classmates every day. My favourite things are playing and studying lessons with them. I'm eager to learn and think about my future.

OWL: What are you learning at school that is helping your family at home?

Abdul: There are many things we learn at school that can help at home, like health messages, attitudes, cleaning, good environments, reading, and writing.

Maha: We are learning many subjects in school in order to improve and enhance our studying level. We can gain many work opportunities to help and support our family.

OWL: What do you want to be when you grow up?

Abdul: I would like to be a doctor because then I can help my community. I see a lot of problems every day.

Maha: I would like to be a doctor because I want to help injured people and reduce illness.

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