Every once in a while, Afghanistan-related hashtags become a hot topic and make their way high enough in the social media sphere. Although the #GrowingUpAfghan hashtag first made its way in 2011, it only just gained some serious momentum in July 2015.
I was away on a short holiday in an isolated island when I couldn’t go to Kabul for Eid Al Fitr celebrations when this hashtag was as its peak but I’m glad it didn’t go unnoticed. Below, I’ve put together a collection of some of my personal favorites (in no specific order or category). Some of these tweets resonated with me on a personal level, others were just very typical of our “Afghan-ness”.
Read my comments in the captions of these tweets.
Great participation from everyone!
p.s. If you think your tweet should’ve been featured here, leave the link in the comments section and I’ll re-visit again.
An ambitious, driven, and determined professional, Shuja is one of the many young expatriates that have helped establish a culture of cooperation and understanding in the new Afghanistan through his experiences in other countries, all the while embracing the challenges and differences within Afghanistan.Shuja’s journey in Afghanistan first began when he was offered an opportunity to work with the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) project titled Afghanistan New Beginnings Programme in Kabul. After departing from UNDP, Shuja embarked on another journey that led to an additional few years of work in Australia before returning back to Afghanistan.
Currently, Shuja is a member of the Australian Business Council in Dubai. Shuja holds a Bachelors degree in Marketing and Management Information Systems from the American University of Sharjah, and a Graduate Diploma in Accounting along with a Masters in Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations from the University of Western Sydney.
He has worked in three different regions around the world, speaks three languages and in his free time, enjoys his passion of music production, spending time with his family and friends, and bush-walking in Blue Mountains of Sydney.