Kim Kardashian has funded a flight for thirty female youth Afghan soccer players and their families, who arrived in the United Kingdom on Thursday.
And it’s just incredibly heartwarming.
Kim, who’s aspiring to become a lawyer, has done something truly incredible for thirty families in Afghanistan.
Rabbi Moshe Margaretten is the founder of the Tzedek association, a nonprofit group that tries to: “Alleviate the pain of individuals and communities in crisis,” according to its website.
And recently, he’s been working with Kardashian to discuss the criminal justice reform in the US.
And, after a Zoom call with the reality star, Margaretten got a text that made not only him happy, but people all the way in Afghanistan happy, too.
Talking to The Daily Mail about funding flights for female athletes seeking asylum, Margaretten said: “Maybe an hour later, after the Zoom call, I got a text message that Kim wants to fund the entire flight.”
The forty-one-year-old billionaire mom is most certainly setting an example for her 4 beautiful children.
But, not only is she paving the way for her kids, she’s leading by example so that other people can be just as generous, as well.
The premier soccer club, Leeds United, has offered its support to the Afghan players and their families.
Leeds Chairman Andrea Radrizzani spoke on the matter before the team arrived saying they’re waiting too: “Give the girls a prosperous and peaceful future,” he said.
Women in sports, along with many other citizens of Afghanistan, are still desperate to leave their home country after the Taliban has seized, and taken over the country earlier this year.
As of September, an official from the Taliban group had announced that women in sports will be banned.
The deputy head of the Taliban’s cultural commission, Ahmadullah Wasiq, even spoke on the matter with Australian broadcaster SBS.
“I don’t think women will be allowed to play cricket because it is not necessary that women should play cricket.
“In cricket, they might face a situation where their face and body will not be covered. Islam does not allow women to be seen like this,” he explained. “It is the media era, and there will be photos and videos, and then people watch it. Islam and the Islamic Emirate do not allow women to play cricket or play the kind of sports where they get exposed,” the deputy’s head finished.
So, as you can see, this creates a desperate urge for women and their families to start over elsewhere.
As, if this is not achieved, it can, and will pose a risk to their lives.
But, thanks to Kim, thirty female youth football players have been given that chance to start fresh, along with their families, too.
It may not emancipate everybody just yet. But, it’s a start.