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Waterville Valley School Hosts Special Guest, Dr. Mariam Raqib

October 7, 2019

The Waterville Valley Elementary School is hosting a special guest speaker on Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 12:30-1:15 p.m. — Dr. Mariam Raqib, a former refugee from Eastern Afghanistan and founder of the non-profit organization Afghanistan Samsortya. 

Samsortya means “revitalization.” After Dr. Raqib returned to her native Afghanistan in 2008 she found that the lush and beautiful country she once knew had been environmentally devastated after decades of conflict. Dr. Raqib created Afghanistan Samsortya, literally, from a handful of seeds.  The organization has since become a support system for eastern Afghan communities by establishing nurseries and gardens, offering employment and educational opportunities (including a scholarship program to fund young women’s education in nursing and midwifery), and funding various environmental projects that seek to improve the quality of life for Afghan families.  

Waterville Valley Elementary School Principal, Gale Adams-Davis, encourages all of us to attend and hear Dr. Raqib’s inspirational message about becoming an agent of change. 

Dr. Raqib’s presentation will be held in the multi-purpose room at the Waterville Valley Elementary School (enter via the Recreation Department) and is open to all. 


Dr. Mariam Raqib, founder of Afghanistan Samsortya

Dr. Mariam Raqib, founder of Afghanistan Samsortya

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