Jan. 12, 2012
October 28th, 2009, Samiulla's father was killed in a blast at Meena Bazaar in Peshawar, Pakistan. During the funeral, his uncle asked him not to be sad. He said, "Do not cry for your father because now it is you who has to be the responsible one. Either go to school or go to work in a shop. You will have to be strong." For Samiulla, the choice was clear. To provide for his family, he had to give up on his dreams of going to school to support his family.