As we congratulate one of our latest university graduates Ahmed Shah, we also celebrate our students who were successful in their university entrance exams. Among these students, we also proudly announce the scholarship award for Gulalai and Huma, two of our girls who studied music at school. The two girls who both play Sitar will continue their musical studies in India’s top universities. Gulalai will study at Mumbai State University and Huma will be studying at Delhi State University. This is especially a glorious moment for all of us here because these girls are the first female Sitar players in Afghan history!
Ahmed Shah recently graduated in biology from Nangarhar University. Ahmed Shah was a shepherd as a child back in the hot deserts of Farah, who later was brought to AFCECO orphanages in Pakistan. That is when Terry Cardwell sponsored him, continuing her generous support for Ahmed Shah’s university expenses until he graduated. This is such an accomplishment for Ahmed Shah but a proud moment for Terry who has cared for him for almost his entire life! I would like to express my deepest gratitude to Terry for her commitment and passion.