Monday, January 24, 2011

Pakistani Mother Enrolls in First Grade

OMG.  Hearing about this makes you just thank mercy you were born in a part of the world where education is a right and not a privilege.

Rukhsana Batool doesn't quite look like her fellow first graders at an elementary school in this village in northwest Pakistan.
Batool towers over the rest of the children, she is covered in a white burqa - the full length Islamic veil- and she is a 25-year-old married mother of three. [...]
Now, when the school bell rings, she walks into class and sits next to her two favorite classmates - her two sons, age 4 and 5. [...]
Here's the video:


Geoffwah said...

How can something be so depressing and heartwarming at the same time?

The Waygook Effect said...

Considering that part of the world, she sounds like she has a pretty supportive and liberal minded husband.

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