Sahely: investing in students will help Afghanistan

You’re invited to have dinner at Angie’s Restaurant on Thanksgiving and it’s free for anyone who cannot afford to pay. Those who can afford to pay are asked to donate to this year’s charity: The Child and Family Support Center of Logan.Angie’s owner, Saboor Sahely, says he offers the free dinner to give back to the community that reached out to him when he came here from Afghanistan 30 years ago. He still has family in Afghanistan although he’s been able to get most of them out.On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Wednesday, Sahely says he longs for the day when Afghanistan is the way it once was. He says others will have to decide about troops on the ground but to him education is the key.”Bringing these students into the United States, and that investment, that small investment, will pay huge dividends,” Sahely says. “I’m a firm believer, even as I said, even if 75 or 80 percent of these students return to Afghanistan, these will be our ambassadors in rebuilding Afghanistan and extending our values in that part of the world.”Sahely is currently sponsoring a graduate student from Afghanistan at USU who is majoring in Electrical Engineering. He says he is confident the student will return to Afghanistan and help in the re-building process.

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