Charity In The Corona Age (5); Afghan Couple’s Empathy Symbolizes Generational Change In Afghanistan

Spring and summer and sometimes even autumn and winter days are the seasons for weddings and engagement ceremonies for couples. As you walk through the streets, florists are trying to get the bride and groom’s cars to bloom, and the wedding halls are full of families.

But now, with the outbreak of coronavirus, these plans have stopped, and some couples are waiting for the end of the crisis, and some others are taking advantage of this opportunity and trying to make a lasting memory for themselves.

Bashir Bigzad and Raziah Ulfat are one of the other Afghan couples we have discussed in the series of charity reports in the age of Corona.

Sanitary Packages In Daikundi And Bamyan

The young couple, who wanted to celebrate their engagement this year but are facing the current situation, have decided to dedicate the celebration to the needy.

Bashir Bigzad is from Panjab, Bamyan, and Razia Ulfat is from Miramur Daikundi. They have prepared 140 health packages to distribute to needy families who are unable to provide hygiene items.

The couple has donated 120,000 AFN and bought all the hygiene items.

The couple’s 140 sanitary packages include masks, disinfectants, toiletries and soap, with regular packages in two sections: 100 packages for families in need in Daikundi and 40 packages for families in need in Panjab, Bamyan.

Assisting The Needy

“In a situation where all people, especially the poor, are facing a lot of difficulties, these aids can help them alleviate their concerns or alleviate their problems,” Bashir Bigzad told Reporterly. “We have entrusted the department of public health in the two provinces to be distributed through mobile teams in remote districts and villages.”

Mr. Bigzad and Ms. Ulfat both lived in their hometown until the end of their schooling, but later came to Kabul to continue their education.

Ms. Ulfat studied at Polytechnic University and now heads the Department of Urban Development in Daikundi.

Bashir Bigzad used to work with his father in his shop next to the school, but after starting his bachelor’s degree and coming to Kabul and receiving his bachelor’s degree, he now has a construction company and is working on government projects.

Families have also welcomed the couple’s decision to reimburse their engagement fees.

“I would like to thank our families for respecting our decision and cooperating with us in this regard,” Mr Bigzad said.

Zackaria Noori contributed reporting.

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