Helga Samimi is the Vice-President of Afghan Literacy Foundation. She was born in Iran and is a pharmacist living in California with her husband and two children. She is the newest board member to ALF. She joined ALF after having adopted a 6 six year old Afghan boy who had lost his legs to an explosion in Afghanistan. She was so touched by ALF’s efforts to fundraise for her adopted son, that she decided to join the board. She hopes to make a difference in the lives of other Afghan children by giving them an opportunity to improve their lives through education.