I was always very fond of going to school, but we had no school in our village and my parents didn't have enough expenses to send me to a government school, so I didn't go to a school. At that time I was quite small, but I used to work in the fields with my father. Once while working in the fields, my father asked me if I wanted to study, and I shyly smiled. My father knew my answer. He then told about the new PEP school that had been opened in our village and many children were getting enrolled. At that moment I felt like the luckiest child on earth.
At that time I was enrolled as a first grader, but now I study in class five. I love the environment of my school because I can make many friends and our teacher is always very kind to us. I have learned about many important issues in my school that have encouraged me to think broadly. I learned about the importance of girls' education, and about health and sanitation. I have also learned how to save and spend money through the financial education (Aflatoun) program, and now I have started to have my own savings, which helps me to cover a lot my expenses on my own. I have increased my language skills through the letter land Training at PEP. Through this training, I have gained much confidence in speaking and writing English.
After my school, I help my father in the fields because my father is a farmer. During the work hours in fields, I have the chance of telling him about my day in school. He looks very proud of me and he always encourages me to do best in school.
I believe that through learning in school, I have experienced a good change in my personality and my behavior. I wish to become a teacher in future because I want to educate the poor children and work as a change agent for my community.
Coming to school makes me happy because I have many friends and we share our time through studying and playing together. I am especially very happy to have a new building in my school, because more poor children will have the chance to learn in a school.
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