Being a teacher isn’t going to bring you a lot of wealth but it will bring you something much, much greater than that. In the article, “From Afghanistan’s Rubble, A Teacher Builds A School“, Aziz Royesh is a man from Afghanistan who has built up a school that has both challenged and gone against the extreme views of the Afghanistan government. One thing that I thought was super interesting about this incredible man is that he has created this school that gives a very liberal education. To me, the education that allows the students to challenge their teacher, disagree with their teacher, and encourages women’s liberation, and this is exactly what his school does.
Royesh is a truly incredible man. He explained to the author of this article that he easily “with his skills and connections — he could have landed a lucrative and powerful job in Afghanistan’s government, or with an international organization” but he decided that he was capable of something more. I would like to think that this is something I can relate to. Not to toot my own horn, but I do have other talents than reading, writing, and communicating, I could have chosen a path that would lead me to money or whatever else, but this is what I want. I want to take after Aziz Royesh and create a space that is fun, good, and safe.