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Steph Connects: Afghan woman flees with determination to empower, educate

Posted at 2:09 PM, Nov 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-18 15:09:14-05

Wisconsin is home to dozens of Afghan people who were forced to flee their home country when the Taliban gained control and took over Afghanistan.

Many of them had no more than a backpack of belongings, others with only the clothes on their backs, but one woman fled with the determination to empower and educate the Afghan people no matter where she ended up.

Our Steph Brown sat down with her for this edition of Steph Connects.

Maryam Durani says she’s not sure when she’ll every be able to return to Afghanistan.

She says she’ll continue to work with Afghan refugees here in Wisconsin to empower them through education.

We’ll keep in touch with her and follow her journey of activism.

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