A former street child in Afghanistan, now giving back where he found help

Apr 16, 2016 by

Hashmatullah Hayat works at a school in Afghanistan for street children, and his life story is an inspiration to the kids studying there.

By Maija Liuhto –

At a school in the capital of Afghanistan, little boys wearing oversize white uniforms hurry down a flight of stairs to make it to judo practice, while girls in colorful headscarves eagerly wait for their tailoring class to begin upstairs. Hashmatullah Hayat, a project supervisor at the school, offers advice to the children who pop into his office asking about their computer classes or English homework.

All this may sound like a typical scene. But Aschiana is not a regular school. And Mr. Hayat may best symbolize what this school is accomplishing.

The boys and girls who study here are street children. Some of them spend much time selling balloons to passersby or collecting plastic on streets that are ruled by gangs and drug lords.

Source: A former street child in Afghanistan, now giving back where he found help – CSMonitor.com

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