Fathers share a special bond with their daughters. They’ll always be their daddy’s ‘little girl’, no matter how old they turn.
Sometimes, fathers also sacrifice a lot to make ends meet and to give their family everything they need to lead a comfortable life and this 50-year-old father from Afghanistan is no different.
Mia Khan, a resident of Sharana in Paktika Province, Afghanistan has become an inspiration for his dedication towards ensuring a proper education for his three daughters.
Mia takes his three older daughters to Nooraniya school, which is run by the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan, on his bike by travelling 12 kms, everyday. That’s not all though. He patiently waits for four hours for his daughters classes to get over to get her back home safely.
Mr. Khan has 7 daughters and 2 sons but due to a heart condition he is no longer able to work. Now, his sons earn for the family while the four younger daughters go to a private teacher’s home in the village to study.
Mia Khan is an uneducated man but he wants his daughter to become a doctor as there are none in their village currently. He wants to give his daugther the best education so that she can become a strong, independent woman.
“I am illiterate, and I live on daily wage, but my daughters’ education is very valuable to me because there is no female doctor in our area. It is my greatest desire to educate my daughters like my sons,” Mia said.
His daughter Rozi added, “I am so happy that I study, I am in grade six this year. My dad or brother brings us on a motorcycle every day to the school and when we leave, he brings us home again.”
People on Twitter are also appreciating this ‘Super Dad’ who wants to give his daughters proper education so that they can lead a good life.
Thank you Mr. Khan for being an inspiration. You are the real hero.