Homira Rezai

My name is Homira Rezai. I am originally from ‘Mohajereen’ also known as ‘Majiri’ which is located in Jaghori, Afghanistan. I was born in Majiri in 1993, just like many other Hazara families, we were forced to flee out of Jaghori and we move to England in 2006; in order to create a better standard of life, away from the war torn homeland. Since then, I have been studying in England and hoping to achieve something good in future in order to make a contribution to our society.

Personally, I am very interested in Hazara cultures and traditions. I managed have some collection of Hazaragi clothes such as “sarghot, gaana, kalaey khamak” and other cultural clothes and Jewelleries.

I have participated in many social and political events; such as, hosting concerts, political events and other programmes. I have participated in many other projects outside the Afghan/Hazara community; one that I am mostly proud of its accomplishment, is a project which I completed in South Africa; our main aim was to help poor zulu community in Mubandla, South Africa.

 

As all of us are aware that the war has caused a big destruction to all of our lives, and made it very hard for us to maintain our culture active in the society, therefore, it is our job to make sure our culture does not extinct; in fact we have to make sure that Hazara culture is known world-wide. Due to this Fake Oakleys believe, I visited Afghanistan again in 2010, to remind myself of our rich culture and tradition. And fortunately, this visit and experience ignited my interest in Hazara culture even more.

 

My return in Afghanistan, I visited many places and cities, including Mazar-e-sharif, Sare pul, Kabul, Ghazni and other cities, to be able to distinguish between different life style of different places. Yet again, I was mesmerised to see how people live in urban areas in Afghanistan, such as Jaghori.

Spending my childhood in a place like Jaghori, was a fortunate factor of my life. Even though, my childhood was not full of luxuries and did not receive the full education but the experience itself was unique and unforgettable. At the age of five, I already knew how to perform daily housework chores; http://www.lamifor.com such as washing the dishes and cleaning the house. At the age of ten, I completed studying ‘sarfe mir/صرف میر’. And while being in school, I never gave up being first rank in the class.

While being shepherds and looking after the sheep and cows, on the fields or sometimes on the mountains, we never forgot to take our books with us and do our homework.

Most of Hazara girls in urban villages spent their childhood like mine, and this is the reason why they are so determined to work hard in order to give another person a better childhood.