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A graduation day dream: teaching in Afghanistan
May 11, 2013 by Jordan Helton
|Hadya Abdul Satar in the Afghan capital, Kabul, last summer. Hadya hopes to find a teaching job in Afghanistan — her family's home country — after she graduates from the University of Richmond. Photo courtesy of Hadya Abdul Satar|
For Hadya Abdul Satar, her walk across the graduation stage this weekend at the University of Richmond is a validation of her family’s aspirations that date back to their decision to leave Afghanistan in the 1990s, a time when the Taliban forbid girls from getting an education.