Escape From Afghanistan

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The Woman’s Club is hosting a very special guest speaker on Wednesday, February 2nd. Najibullah Torakai will tell the dramatic tale of how he and his family escaped from Afghanistan as it was being taken over by the Taliban.

Najibullah worked for the Ministry of Education and was responsible for getting 3.9 million Afghan school age children into a school. At 12:00pm on August 29th, 2021 he and his family had 15 minutes to make decisions to leave their home and go to the airport with only the cloths on their backs.

The journey did not end there, it took 2 months to finally get out of the country followed by 2 months living on a military base in New Jersey.

The Lutheran Services Florida assisted the family and relocated them to Fort Myers Beach. Since then, they have been overwhelmed with assistance from the residents of our island.

The February 2nd event at The Woman’s Club runs from 6:45- 7:45 pm. The Club is located at 175 Sterling Avenue on Fort Myers Beach.

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