ABOUT DR. QAYUM SAFI
Dr. Safi was born in Kunar, Afghanistan. He attended a boarding high school in Kabul before earning his undergraduate degree from American University in Beirut, and a doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York City. Dr. Safi is fluent in English, Dari, Pashto, and Arabic and has been working in Northern Virginia for the last 20 years. He is the president of Afghan Rural Schools (ARS) and author of One Life: An Afghan Remembers. Qayum and his wife of 39 years, Anna, have three children and three grandchildren. He lives with wife, Anna, in Florida.