By Jabel Kugonza
Following the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan last week, millions of Afghans have sought to flee the fallen country. The United States is among the countries that have facilitated the evacuation of about 48,000 people from Afghanistan through a robust airlift evacuation campaign of people in Afghanistan to different destinations in the world including Uganda which has already received the first batch of the refugees.
Rwanda is set to host over 250 Afghan students, staff and Family Members from the School of Leadership Afghanistan (SOLA) who flee the country to Qatar last week when the Country was captured by the Taliban.
Today, the Rwandan Ministry of Education has confirmed that the country looks forward to welcoming the SOLA community to Rwanda. The students will temporarily be hosted in Rwanda and will study a full semester and potentially return to Afghanistan when the dust settles. “The ministry of Education looks forward to welcoming the SOLA community to Rwanda for your study program. “Murakaza neza”.
According to the Founder of the SOLA, Shabana Basin Rasikh, the SOLA community had fled the country to Qatar throUganda to host 2000 Afghan refuges ugh a statement released on her Twitter handle, “On August 20th, I shared that our SOLA community is safe today. I want to share a few details as to the form that safety is taking. Last week, we completed the departure from Kabul of nearly 250 students faculty staff and family members.