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Cara's 90th Anniversary event at the Royal Society - Presentation by Cara Fellow Shahira Shahir, Afghanistan

Sep 25 2023

Cara Fellow Shahira Shahir describes her difficult but successful journey, with Cara's help, from Afghanistan to Wales - "Now I feel freedom".

Shahira was a lecturer in Herat, Afghanistan, when the Taliban re-captured Kabul in August 2021.  Suddenly, her life changed, and her career seemed at an end.  With Cara's support she found a place at Cardiff Metropolitan University and applied successfully for her UK visa, collecting it in Teheran.  She is now working for her PhD and has also been awarded a Fellowship at Cumberland Lodge.  Watch her tell her story in her own words here.