Afghan students send their condolences to Sandy Hook students

Afghan students from a Kabul elementary and middle school contact Sandy Hook students to express sorrow and solidarity.

by Michael Decker (Dallas, TX)

As a board member for Afghans for Tomorrow, an organization promoting literacy and in particular female literacy in Afghanistan, I am relaying a profound but simple message from students at Tomorrow's Afghans School located in Kabul, Afghanistan.

On their own initiative, these students from 1st grade through middle school have created several posters conveying their feelings of sadness and solidarity with their fellow students at Sandy Hook Elementary in light of the recent tragedy.  They wanted to share how much the events in Newtown have profoundly impacted others all over the world who want to show support for your community and sorrow for your loss.

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Katerina December 24, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Thank you blessed. Hidden for your act of kindmess. Please pray for their parents Thank you Katerina
Sarah December 24, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Afghani children have grown up in a war zone with violence all around them. For them to send us this message is particularly poignant. God Bless them.
shakila Khalje December 28, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Dear Katerina and Sarah, On behalf my organization, I would like to thank you both for your appreciation. You are right Katerian, sadly, the Afghan children do relate to the dreadful tragedy. We will convey your kind respnses back to the Afghan studnets. Sarah. Unfortunately, generations of Afghan Children have been born in the war-zones and witnessed the horrors of war, and they did not deserve that, it is a shame that such tragedy like Sandy Hooks, could happen in a peaceful town, in the United States. So unfathomable and unforgiven! Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of all the victims. Shakila A4T board member www.afghans4tommorw.org
shakila Khalje December 28, 2012 at 11:49 PM
Sorry for mis-spelling Katerina...
Marsha January 16, 2013 at 09:06 PM
"Offering shoulder of comfort Who better to know the gnawing pain of violence than children in war-torn Afghanistan? And so it may come as some comfort to the children in Newtown, Conn., that their losses are felt halfway around the world, in Kabul. That’s where schoolchildren have created posters conveying their sadness and solidarity with Sandy Hook Elementary youngsters. The Kabul kids attend Tomorrow’s Afghans School, supported by the U.S.-based nonprofit Afghans for Tomorrow. Nice gesture, folks." The above was printed in the 'The Dallas Morning News' on 12-28-12 as a 'Hit' under the weekly "Editorial: Hits and Misses" --Thanks to A4T board member Mike Decker, who sent the editors the above story & photos!


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