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But My Soul Is In Afghanistan

Posted on May 11, 2022

Written by AUW

Asian University for Women (AUW) has committed to bring 600 new Afghan students out an applicant pool that is nearing 10,000.  AUW does not view its commitment to Afghan student as a “humanitarian action,” simply because “saving” 600 souls in a land of 40 million cannot rise to an act of that import, but simply as a way to keep a significant group of Afghan women at the forefront of a knowledge seeking endeavor so that when the time is right they too can make a contribution in rebuilding the country.

The arrival of 600 new Afghan students at AUW will distinctly alter the demographic composition of AUW.  Afghans will form a majority of our students. Certain individuals have already voiced concerns about that change.  AUW Founder Kamal Ahmad says that such a change can only add to the power of an AUW education where students drawn from a majority community must learn to live where they are no longer numerically dominant.

In the meantime, we are pleased to share the following story of AUW students now attending Georgia State University.  Please let us know if you would like to help in any way.