VOA News January 14, 2018 A young Afghan woman living in Florida is unable to use her hands. But that hasn’t stopped her from leading a successful and productive life. As VOA’s Khadija Homa Alkozai reports, sometimes sheer determination can transform a disability into a miraculous journey.
Tolo News: Disabled cricketers on Sunday started a training program in Kabul to prepare for upcoming tournaments. The players will train for one week and 40 players are attending. The players are being trained and coached by local and foreign trainers. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Afghanistan lose to Sri Lanka
The Independent (UK): Afghan soldier Mehrullah Safi’s military career ended in southern Helmand province last year when a rocket-propelled grenade exploded next to him, severing his right leg. Now he sells mobile telephone cards in the street. Click here to read more (external link).
The Telegraph (UK): It is perhaps apt that growth of the world’s most polite sport in the harshest of conditions can be attributed, in some part, to British intervention. Fane’s mission has always been to spread grassroots access through training camps, equipment and running tournaments. Click here to read more (external link). Other Sports News Disabled
Tolo News: Abbas Karimi, an 18-year-old disabled Afghan swimmer, has won two gold medals at the U.S Indianapolis Para Swimming World Series. He is the first Afghan to qualify for the 2017 World Para Swimming Championships in Mexico which will be held later this year. Karimi, who was born without arms, is now through to the Mexico championships after he won
Hindustan Times: Every time there is a blast in Afghanistan, it sends shivers down the spine of these three Afghanistan cricketers who represent the country’s disabled team. Abdullah Liwal, Shafiqullah Samim and Bashir were part of the 15-member Afghanistan disabled cricket team that recently played a T20 series against India in Greater Noida, near the Capital.