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29-year-old Transforms Afghan Orphanages as New Government Director

Civics and World - General

Afghan playground for school kids - UNAMANeglected orphanages in Afghanistan are being revamped by a dedicated public official, just 29 years-old.

In a country desperately in need of a hero, Sayyid Abdullah Hashemi applied for the job seven months ago and has wasted little time shaking things up at the government agency in charge of orphanages.

Even government-run orphanages were known for having caregivers that steal food from children's plates. Now, they are clean, efficient places of education and learning.

Whatever the source of his success, it is in some part righteous indignation. After all, he was an orphan himself...

(READ the feature story in the Hindu)

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