The 25-year-old woman is married to a farmer, has three kids and had to travel over six hours to take up her exam
The Hush Post: A powerful photograph of an Afghan woman who took up her university entrance exam while nursing her baby has shown people how despite adversities we can make our own way. Jahan Taab, a 25-year-old woman, was photographed sitting on the floor nursing her baby and simultaneously writng her exam at a private university in terror-prone Afghanistan, news channel CNN reported.
She was taking up an entrance exam to get admission in the the social science course for higher studies at Nasirkhosraw Higher Education Institute in Nilli city.
During the exam, her two-month-old baby started crying. According to Yahya Erfan, a lecturer at the university who was monitoring the test, she got up from her desk, sat cross-legged on the floor and continued writing answers while nursing her baby. Erfan took a few photographs of the powerful scene that played out in front of him and shared them in a Facebook post. People conveyed many supportive messages on social media like “Afghan women are unstoppable,” says one viral tweet. Many others have called Taab “inspiring” and “a legend”.
Taab is married to a farmer, has three kids and had to travel over six hours to take up her exam. She has passed the entrance exam to gain admission at the university, her immediate concern now is to generate resources to bear the expenses of the tution fees.
A British organisation, the Afghan Youth Association, has launched a GoFundMe to support Taab’s studies, calling her a “role model to thousands of other Afghan women who face similar challenges”.