Dear lovely people,
My name is Zuhal. I am 19 years old from Afghanistan. Since I was young I have been in love with exploring new environments, their languages, and cultures. Because I believe there is no border for getting connected to human beings and the nature we are surrounded by.
My journey of connecting to others was started from the time I was born. I have grown up in a different country where I learned new language, got to know different culture, and explore different environment. After finishing primary school, I along with my family moved to Afghanistan and finished my highschool in my country. During these times, I got selected for an exchange program, as a country representative to Camp Future Stars in Turkey, in 2013 which was a very precious experience for me where I met students from 6 different countries from central Asia. It helped me develop my leadership and representational skills in me. After which I started volunteering for social change and running workshops and presentations to build students capacity in leadership. Late in 2015, I was selected a counselor for a camp in Turkey, where the aim was building solidarity and leadership skills among students from different provinces of Afghanistan. For the last three years I have been a member of Afghan Peace Volunteers working as a member of networking team, media's team, and conflict resolution team's coordinator where we work together to promote nonviolence by building green, equal, and nonviolent alternatives for a world without war.
Coming to the present, I have been accepted to the University of Barcelona in Spain. I have received a scholarship that covers my tuition and board. I still need to do personal fundraising for my flights, and other expenses that are not covered by scholarship. Airplane tickets from Afghanistan to Spain are quite expensive, especially when I need to pay for them in US$.
As a student from Afghanistan, this is an amazing opportunity for me to grow and be exposed to culture diversity while I pursue my Bachelor degree from an international university. This is my life dream and being accepted to the university was a step towards reaching it. I am sure that not only I will benefit from this experience but also my country will.
In order to make my dream come true, I need you to help me in raising the remaining amount. My fundraising goal is 700$ hich will enable me to attend the university. Any contribution you make will make a difference! And will make me a step closer to achieve my goal.
Thanks for reading and remember every donation counts to make a dream come true!