Afghan Biographies

Wesa, Matiullah


Name Wesa, Matiullah
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1992
Function/Grade Human rights and Education activist
History and Biodata

2. Previous Function:
Founder & President of Pen Path Civil Society. (2009)
3. Biodata:
Matiullah Wesa was born on November 4
th, 1992 in Kandahar province of Afghanistan.
Wesa grew up in Kandahar in the town of Maruf, one of 11 children. His father’s school was one of the first there.

Matiullah and his
family were forced to relocate to Spinboldak in Afghanistan. His school was burnt down and ever since he decided that he would not let anything stand between a child and their right for education.

He is Founder & President of Pen Path Civil Society. Wesa is Education activist and he launched 18
libraries and helping to re-open closed 52 schools in rural and remote areas of Afghanistan. Wesa has
collected 130,000 school book and distributed among the children in rural and unsecure areas of
Afghanistan. He began the campaign of Motorcycle and Book Distribution with aim to literate
community members in rural areas specially elders. Wesa has established three equipped Computer Labs
in Kandahar and Uruzgan Province.

Wesa visited 20 of 34 provinces after the Islamic Emirate came into power, providing thousands of students with education resources.  (20220410)

He has a brother Attaullah Wesa who is a co-founder of Pen Path Civil Society founded 2009.

Last Modified 2022-04-11
Established 2022-04-11