The Kandahar province in Afghanistan is a region that has been severely impacted by the conflict in the country.
Born in the Kandahar province, Matiullah and his family were forced to relocate to Spinbaldak in Afghanistan. At 4, his school was burnt down and ever since he decided that he would not let anything stand between a child and their right for education.
After the family’s relocation, Matiullah created a library in Spinbaldak to promote reading in his new community, engaging directly with the local communities in Southern Afghanistan, especially with the women to promote the importance of education and highlighting the importance of education for. He believes girls’ education is critical to changing villages views and progressing society.