In 2013 I (Bente) traveled to Mijwan I lived there for two months, a wonderful time.
Most of my daily life in Mijwan went along with the teachers and the
students at the Kaifi Azmi Girls School and Inter College, there was plenty of time to get to know each other, especially with the female teachers, we managed to create lasting bonds.
At the Kaifi Azmi Girls School they use a variety of
teaching and workshops to advance their education, skills, self-development and independence.
Through the conversations I had with the women in Mijwan it is my impression many of them experience that poverty and arranged marriages are two equal huge problems besides all the other challenges
in Mijwan. When a woman gets married, she lives no longer with her family, but she moves to her husband's family a life of limited freedom.
The leadership and staff of Mijwan Welfare Society are working so hard to
improve the conditions for people in Mijwan especially for the girls and the women.
Because of people's goodwill, their enthusiasm for promoting development in their village and because Mijwan Welfare Society allowed me to attend classes, meetings and individual staff
interviews, I got the idea to found a Denmark-Mijwan Friendship Association new name Mijwan in Denmark http://www.mijwanindenmark.dk/431664070
was very hard to say goodbye to friends in Mijwan it was not without tears, fortunately I am in regular contact with several people through WhatsApp...Hooray for technology development.