A complete of 40 California college students and fogeys are presently stranded in Afghanistan after touring to the nation over the summer season, in accordance with a school district and native stories.
“The Cajon Valley Union College District Household and Group Engagement (FACE) Workplace that helps a worldwide group of households has been in direct contact with their households and college students stranded in Afghanistan,” Howard Shen, a spokesperson for the Cajon Valley Union College District, informed Fox Information in an announcement.
One household spending time overseas within the nation straight reached out to the Cajon Valley Union College District’s Household and Group Liaisons program on Aug. 16 asking that the district “maintain their spot at their native college,” the assertion added.
The Los Angeles Instances first reported that 24 college students and 16 dad and mom had been caught within the nation as 1000’s of Individuals and U.S. allies flee the nation earlier than the U.S. army completes an entire withdrawal by Aug. 31. The Taliban has assumed management over nearly all of the nation in current weeks.
Cajon Valley College Board President Tamara Otero informed the Instances that the scholars and fogeys had already booked their airplane tickets however couldn’t “get to the airport.”
Superintendent David Miyashiro notified the college board on Tuesday of the district’s efforts to assist college students and households with Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the Instances reported. Miyashiro informed the outlet that the scholars and fogeys had been touring with particular U.S. army visas.
Shen added that “college students and their dad and mom who traveled to Afghanistan this summer season to go to their prolonged household reached out to their group liaisons for help when the disaster in Afghanistan began” in an effort to “maintain their kids’s spots in lecture rooms.” The district has 16 group liaisons in whole.
“Mike Serban, Director of the FACE Workplace, started gathering a complete checklist of all Cajon Valley College students identified to be in Afghanistan,” he continued. “They’ve been working with Congressman Issa’s workplace, who’ve been extremely supportive within the try and carry these households residence. The East County San Diego group and district employees proceed to ship Positive ideas and nicely needs to all of our households as we await their secure return.”
Issa in a Wednesday tweet that he’s “working diligently to find out the very best methods to assist these trapped return residence safely.”
“I received’t cease till we now have solutions and motion,” he mentioned.