It is to my firm belief that Mahtab must be awarded the renowned UNESCO World Citizenship Award. This is a no brainer. This candidate is an outstanding individual who has overcome incredible hardships in her life. Mahtab has demonstrated courage and bravery and protection to those she loves. in doing so, this outstanding individual has acted as a beacon of light for her brother and sister in this hard time and played with them to free them from the darkness of oppression.
Imagine fleeting from your country the only place you know and call home, this is what Mahtab and her family had to go through once the Taliban came and took their own way of life away. Mahtab and her family have shown what it’s like overcoming through many obstacles showing a journey of where an individual is facing serious difficulties in life, and then trying to find ways of overcoming personal trials.
Mahtab is a loving sister, she has expectation of taking care and protecting her younger siblings Soroya and Farhad. It is her task to make sure that they are safe and to entertain them, this is a large responsibility and expectation from a 12-year-old girl. ‘Mahtab cuddled her and said, ‘dad would never let anything bad happen to you’, this an example of how Mahtab as an older sibling by providing care and protection for her sister.
Mahtab shows great resilience