Our popular Project Officer, Ali Reza Yunespour, received a most enthusiastic welcome on his recent visit to Kabul, Borjegai and Jirghai. Apart from attending and being an honoured guest at two weddings, an area wide horse racing event was organised with around 500 people from all the Borjegai sub-villages and most areas in Jirghai too.
The opening ceremony for the Salman-e Fars School had been delayed until Ali arrived and was a well attended event. Many speeches including those of influential Mullahs and some school principals from neighbouring Jirghai were made. There were plenty of opportunities for Ali to talk with people associated with all the schools in Borjegai at the opening and when he visited each and every school.
The community expressed its gratitude for the continued support provided over the past ten years by indigo foundation and the Rotary Club of Ryde.
In Kabul, Ali talked with many of the university graduates and current tertiary students in Kabul who completed their secondary education in Borjegai schools. Some of these graduating students have returned and are now working as teachers and principals in the Borjegai schools - a true demonstration of sustainability in support for their education system and infrastructure.