Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

The Student Who was More Than an Ambassador

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The Student Who was More Than an Ambassador

After the fall of the Taliban black regime and the establishment of the new government, the international community has been helping the Afghan people and government in many different sectors.
One of the sectors which received International Community’s aids is education.
With the help of the international community, the schools in all provinces and universities in most of the provinces have been established for Afghan citizens. Nearly 9 million people are attending schools in Afghanistan and about 2000 schools have been built across the country since 1383.
Based on government statistics, nearly 20,000 boys and girls, through government scholarships funded by the government and the International Community, are studying abroad and a number of them have been graduated.
Most of the Afghan students are studying in the universities of India, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Iran, while some others are following their higher education in other Asian, European, American and Pacific countries.
The Republic of Kazakhstan, among other countries, has pledged $50 million since 2010 to pave the way for higher education for a thousand students in universities of the country.
The last group of students is scheduled to enter the universities of Kazakhstan this year, and the end of the program will be formally announced. But, Bismillah Taban, an postgraduate student of law faculty of Al-Farabi national university of Kazakhstan, has been more active and been reflected through media.
Taban has received two bachelor degrees one in law and the other in military. In 2013, after taking the Kankor (college entry) test, he managed to get the master degree scholarship of Kazakhstan.
From the early days of studentship, he began the pupilage activities until in his final year; he was introduced as the most active foreign student in his university.
Mr. Taban, in the first year of language preparation in a student conference named ‘the Earth, common home of all’ was entitled among the top three students. After that, he was consecutively trying to present a better image of Afghanistan to his foreign community.
For the first time, on his own expense, he opened an Afghan cultural center in Al-Farabi national university of Kazakhstan. The center amazingly attracted the attention of Kazakh and Afghan media then.
According to Al-Farabi university officials, the center has been activated besides the cultural centers of the United States, Japan, South Korea, Russia, Turkey, Kyrgyzstan and several other countries that have been established by their governments.
The difference between this center and other centers is that the Afghan consulate has had no role in its establishment.
Currently, about 40 volumes of historical, cultural and social books, nearly one hundred photographs of landscapes and history of Afghanistan, some handwriting of Afghan calligraphers and a number of Afghanistan’s publications along with the flag of Afghanistan have been placed at the cultural center of Afghanistan in Kazakhstan.
The Afghan student, in an unprecedented move, held the biggest music concert named Afghan-Kazakh Dambora, with the cooperation and support of Afghan traders for the first time in the Kazakh city of Almaty, in which 12 Afghan and Kazakh artists and 2,000 spectators had attended.
The concert attracted the attention of many citizens of Kazakhstan and the country’s media.
Bismillah Taban says he has done all these things to present a positive image of his country and his people to the world.
The first conference of ‘Afghanistan – Kazakhstan, Yesterday Today and Tomorrow’ was also one of Taban’s innovations held by the presence of 10 Kazakh experts, professors of the university and 200 students.
For the first time, between Afghanistan and Kazakhstan universities, with the initiative of Mr. Taban, a video call was made between the chairmen and students of several universities on different topics. And it is supposed to be continued in the future.
‘The second conference of Afghanistan and Kazakhstan named ‘new generation’ was another innovation of the Afghan student which was held with the presence of MPs and experts in Kazakhstan.
In an interview with media, Taban had said because Afghanistan and Kazakhstan need each other’s cooperation, they can be strategic friends, particularly in trade and economic sectors.
If the cultural conferences are further held between the two countries, the relations between the two countries will be further deepened.
According to the students, Bismillah Taban was an effective nut in building closer relationships between the people of the two countries.
But unfortunately, no cultural and social programs have been held by the Afghan consulate and other political institutions in Kazakhistan. (Courtesy Asia News)

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