AFGHANI TEENAGERS SCHOOLING, WORKING IN NEW ZEALAND, MISS THEIR FAMILIES
Like young Kiwi star toddler, Diamond Tamaki, his name too is Diamond. He is from Afghanistan:
There are many Afghani teenagers on Facebook all over the world. They share many pictures of their families on social media networks all over the world too, in the same way that soldiers and military personnel do now, on social media sites and networks. Yet what happens when people become a target of oppressive rule?
In New Zealand, Afghani youngster “Diamond Khazami” is a bright kid in geography class. He works at the Warehouse store and is a skilled interpreter working to help teach New Zealand soldiers learn the Afghani language. Some soldiers in NZ are quite close to the Afghani people they have met and served alongside, abroad now. They are ancillary crew members of military and are like family to military of New Zealand. Diamond has a Kiwi foster family too.
However, Diamond fears for his families safety back in Afghanistan who live in a war zone. He would like his family to be in New Zealand with him. Listen to his story above. Journalist, Alexi O’Brien has Diamond’s story.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.6.12~