"There are many ways but only one goal! "
Being an Afghan, the fate of our children and women is a matter that is very close to my heart. Children are the future of a nation and education is the key to independence. If others are to have a chance, everyone must be willing to give.
As an Afghan growing up in Germany I received an education that helped to broaden my horizon, something that I am very thankful for. As a result I decided to commit myself to greater involvement in charity, helping the children in Afghanistan to a brighter future.
My work for IAWA is based on belief. I believe that the education of our children, especially girls, will help to improve the current situation of women and the future of the whole country.
Dr. Marianne Schmidt-Dumont
Education is a way of helping children gain access to information, thus enabling them to know their human rights and empowering them to be able to fight for these rights in the future. This is the reason I support the actions of IAWA.
17 years ago I met Laila Noor at one of her fashion shows, while she was rallying money for girls’ schools in Afghanistan. I joined the Independent Afghan Women Association, founded in 2003, after 3 years and I am currently an assessor of the governing board. My voluntary work for the children of Afghanistan is something I do gladly, wishing to provide them a better life and I am confident that our organization can make a difference.
'I think it is important that young people in Afghanistan itself are given access to education in order to offer them a future in their own country.