As members of the AMAA, Dr. Ayesha Sherzai, Dr. Abdullah Sherzai and I were very pleased to meet with the Afghan children of an orphanage (parwarishga) from Kabul, Afghanistan. We met them in the city of Loma Linda, CA on February 24th 2012, during their sponsored “Discover American” tour.
There were 5 girls and 2 boys in the group, and their age ranged from 11-17 years old. They spoke about their favorite experiences during the tour and about having a great time meeting with American people as well as some Afghans. We found them having great spirits and hope for a better future for Afghanistan and its people. They also spoke about their aspirations in life, including future educationand professions.
We gave them a semi-formal tour of the Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. The children found the tour very interesting and were very appreciative. Dr. Ayesha and Dr. Abdullah Sherzai presented them with gifts for each individual. I also, on behalf of the AMAA, presented a check in the amount of One thousand dollars for their sponsored organization. The check was greatly appreciated by the children’s teacher and touring driver, Ian Pounds. The evening ended with a dinner at a local Middle Eastern restaurant, sponsored by Dr. Sherzai and family.
To find out more about the afghan orphan organization, you may go to www.afceco.org
Dr. Borhaan Ahmad (AMAA Secretary)