Milad’s tale in his own words: From Afghanistan to Potomac

By Arielle Kouyoumdjian, The Potomac School

An eye opening interview with Milad Yaqouby, Potomac’s newest  sophomore, and a refugee from Afghanistan. A soccer whiz, video-game collector, anime buff, and computer coder. Learn what it’s like to attend school despite bomb threats from the Taliban; to leave behind a life you’ve led for 16 years, to find hope and humor amidst chaos. At once disturbing and uplifting, Milad’s tale of resilience is both deeply unfamiliar, yet undeniably relatable.

This story was originally published on The Potomac Current on February 15, 2022.