In times when breastfeeding in public is frowned upon, an Afghan woman shows the true meaning of emancipation. A picture has gone viral on social media of the woman nursing her baby during her university entrance exam.
Inspiring photo from social media: this mother is taking university entrance exam while taking care of her child, in Daikundi. Afghan women are unstoppable. pic.twitter.com/lus0eeuH48
— Shaharzad Akbar (@ShaharzadAkbar) March 19, 2018
The 25-year-old, Jahan Taab, sends a powerful message with the photograph. She is seen sitting on the floor in the picture from what appears to be at a private institution. Later, it was revealed to be a university in Afghanistan’s Daykundi province, reports CNN.
This picture makes us feel better.
In order to say no to the ignorance, this #woman in central #Daikundi province of #afg while hugging her child participated in Kankor exam to join university & bring positive changes to her family's life.
Photo: social media pic.twitter.com/tzri8NBSiw
— Zakarya Hassani (@ZHassani7) March 19, 2018
A lecturer at the university Yahya Erfan, who was monitoring the test, told the media “She left her desk, sat cross-legged on the floor and kept writing up the answers, while taking care of her baby.”
Is here a way people can help?…beyond GoFundMe pages… maybe Afghan clubs in uni’s should joint forces and help with educational fees for #JahanTaab Where’s all that cupcake $ goin? https://t.co/nkmofesKcw
— Marjan (@maarjohn_) March 19, 2018
The inspiring scene garnered social media attention in no time. It was Erfan who took to Facebook to post the inspirational pictures.
The pictures have created a massive buzz and been shared thousands of times
“It was amazing and all of the classmates were in admiration of her,” he told CNN.
Taab, who is married to a farmer, has three children. The family suffers from financial crunch but Taab is determined to study further. She travelled for nearly eight hours from her native village of Hoshto, in Miramar district, to Nilli to attend the exam, said Erfan. However, the concern remains that she cannot afford university fees, Taab told the local Etilatrooz Daily Newspaper.
Fortunately, Taab excelled in the Kankor exam and passed with 152 points. In future, she wants to attend the social science faculty.
We are proud of you, Taab!
Feature Image Credit: Yahya Erfan/Facebook