Farhad Darya, a well-known Afghan singer, said that the fundraising campaign for Fatema Amiri’s eye and ear treatment, one of the injured students from the Kaaj education center attack, has been successful and the groundwork for her treatment abroad has been laid.
“By God, friendship is in the air!” Farhad Darya wrote a note on Saturday night, November 19, on his Facebook handle, announcing that enough money has been raised for the treatment of Fatema Amiri, who lost her eye to the fatal attack in the Kaaj education center in Kabul, the Afghan capital.
“After a few days and nights of effort, the first step of the campaign for sister Fatema has been successfully completed thanks to your sympathy and generous participation,” he wrote. He said that with the money collected, Fatema could receive treatment in countries with better medical facilities.
Over $32,000 have been raised through the GoFundMe crowdfunding platform campaign, initiated by the Afghan singer Farhad Darya, to support Fatima’s medical expenses.
Fatema Amiri participated in the Kaaj education center’s mock Kankor entrance exam on Friday, September 30, when the facility was the target of a suicide attack, killing almost 60 students, predominantly girls.
She had previously claimed that it was impossible to receive treatment in Afghanistan and that she would not be able to travel abroad for treatment. Farhad Darya and other activists recently started a fundraising campaign for Fatema’s treatment.
On September 30, a suicide bomber attacked the Kaaj education center, killing about 60 students and injuring over 114 others, leading to massive, unheard-of protests both domestically and abroad. The Kaaj tragedy was described by the demonstrators as a blatant illustration of the Hazara genocide in Afghanistan.