I am Andisha Kohdamani, I was born in Kabul, Afghanistan. I am the first child in my family. I used to live in a big house with my aunt in Kabul. At a very young age, there was pressure on me as a girl in school (most girls don’t go to school in Afghanistan). At least I was one of the best students in our school. These are not good memories for me. I finished the 9th grade in Afghanistan.
When we came to India in 2017, I was 13 years old. I felt like my life changed, I knew that the comfortable life that I had in Afghanistan will not be here. I was happy as well as sad about coming to India; happy, because I improved in my studies; sad because we do not have the life that we had, my father is jobless. My father was a principal in AgaKhan councils, and my mom was a teacher in AgaKhan school, but when I see my father selling fruit, it upsets me and it also gives me strength and courage.
Since I came to Bridges Academy, I feel like I am improving every day. I learned many things: making friends, adjusting, being happy, and so on. I spent many good moments at Bridges Academy. They are all a blessing for me and helping in many ways, especially during the pandemic time they supported my family. To add on, teachers’ efforts for my studies have encouraged me to pursue my dream of becoming a cardiologist. I pray to God for the Bridges family.