K.R. Mangalam World School
South City-I, Gurgaon
Interaction with Ms Fawzia Koofi, first woman Deputy Speaker
of the Afghanisthan Parliament
It was a wonderful opportunity that the Senior students got, when they met the remarkable-Ms Fawzia Koofi from Afghanisthan at the Vasant Valley School, Delhi on the 16th of January, 2015.
Since the country has been in the news for the Taliban and their activities, it was really an eye opener to hear Ms Koofi’s experience and her struggles as a woman. As the saying goes – ‘Nothing is impossible, if you have the will and courage to achieve it’ – most befitting for her. The auditorium had pin drop silence – the students from the various schools listened to Ms Koofi in rapt attention.
It is actually no mean task to contest and win the elections in a male dominated society, survive all the death threats she received and her survival as a single parent, bringing up two daughters and yet remain strong, courageous and resilient. We really felt honoured and privileged to meet such an outstanding persona.