January 1, 2021
“When I was a kid, we had no school in our village. Once I was 16 I went to (Hujra) Islamic teaching to study the holy Quran, and I learned how to read and write, but I couldn’t do well because I was slightly older. One day, there was a storm in our village (Haram Shekho), the storm had driven all the rocks and debris into the valley. I took out the rocks out of the valley and started building a house. After several years I got married and had a couple of kids, and when my children grew up we went to live in the city so my kids go to school and not end up like I did. I was traveling by a bike while I was building the house, it has been 60 years since then and I’m now 84. I still ride my bike and it’s very important to me. I have good health, and I go to see my friends every day at the park and spend time with them”.