Great Mother’s Great Daughter
By Minhas Begum, Program Assistant,
TMF, Mardan Region.
Sargand School is situated in a
backward area of District Mardan.
Near about Seventy students are enrolled
in this school.
interesting story is related to class
5th students’ Aisha. The story
is in her own words. She tells:
We are three sisters and four brothers.
Our father was a tailor. He was drug
addicted due to which he could not
continue his work. Now the quarrels
were started in the house and my father
world beat my mother.
My mother was compelled to leave
my father to his misbehavior and we
migrated to village Surgand. Our misfortune
came with us and my elder brother
has also started drugs. But my mother
was very courageous and bold woman.
She started sewing and serving in
houses. She started to earn money,
but we were living hand to mouth and
we could not get education with this
meager income. Then one day HDF-TMF
team visited our village. There was
an association in our village. The
HDF-TMF decided that what we needed
most in our village.
They passed a resolution of starting
a school in our village. When we heard
this news the all people of our village
became overjoyed. Fortunately, I got
admission in HDF-TMF girls school,
while my brothers were admitted in
the boys school. My mother used to
come to our school. She was very much
interested in education. Once she
expressed her desire of getting education
to our teacher. So, she was also admitted
in our school. Now by the grace of
Allah she can sign her name and can
read and write.
were passing through difficult circumstances.
So I started great hard work and got
positions several times. When I reached
to 5th class, so I continued my struggle
because this time I had to appear
in the Government Board Examination.
So, I took the examination and when
the result was announced my joy and
my mother and teacher happiness knew
no bounds when I got the first position
in the whole HDF-TMF schools. I got
577 out of 700 marks. Every one praised
and encouraged me.
Now my mother admitted me in Shah
Dhand Baba School in class 6th, which
is situated in Mardan District.
Inshallah, I shall continue my struggle
and hard work and a day will come
when I shall be able to give full
support to my great mother.
Do pray for me, “May God fulfill
In the last I am grateful to HDF-TMF
and I shall always remember those
people in my prayers through whom
I and thousands like me are getting