Zammis Schein



Zammis Schein worked in Afghanistan over the past 9 years as an escort interpreter, an English teacher and a field interpreter trainer on several assignments.

He implemented his own tailor-made teaching methodology for native speakers of Dari and Pashto. He taught a women empowerment course in scenic Pul-e Khumri, Baghlan Province, Afghanistan.

He fell in love with the country. He was enchanted by the peoples, the languages, the rich culture and the colorful history of Afghanistan.

He is married and has two grown up children. He is the proud owner of two native Afghani Tazi dogs.

Currently, his primary objective is to maintain the intergalactic speed and the massive momentum of all his seemingly futile efforts to secure funding for the establishment and the long-term operation of a school for blind children in Afghanistan. Against all odds, graduates from his ill-fated girls’ school could build a meaningful career for themselves there.

Smashwords Interview

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
To go out with my two Afghan Hounds and walk around the nearby forest with them, to enjoy the benign atmosphere soon after sunrise and to think about the next chapter I want to write and characters I want to create while we are walking along forest paths the two Afghans choose for themselves.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I still work as a freelance escort interpreter and I work on overseas assignments on a regular basis.

I have not given up all my hopes to implement my project plan to establish a school for blind children in Afghanistan and I use any available opportunity to promote the project. In other words, I am desperately trying to find a reliable source of funding for the permanent operation of the school for the blind.

I spend quite a lot of time on preparing my Soviet - Mujahed militaria collection for a new exhibition.
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Zarbalistan - The Traveler's Ultimate Guide to Ariana
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 91,780. Language: American English. Published: August 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Adventure » War & military
An enthralling 21st century tale of a teacher in a girls’ school in war-ravaged Afghanistan where the short-sightedness, the incompetence and the idiocy of people who are supposed to fund and supervise his training projects, or to guard and protect him, turn out to be his worst enemies, while Afghans accept him as one of their own. Powerful, frightening, yet hilariously funny and deeply human.

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