MINGORA, Pakistan (UPI) -- Taliban militants have blown up two closed girls schools in Pakistan's northwestern Swat Valley, sources say.
The schools in the Swat capital of Mingora had been closed since militants threatened them last week, Pakistan's GEO TV reported Monday. Unnamed sources told the broadcaster militants used explosives to destroy primary and secondary girls schools in the city's Bannar area.
All the district's girls schools have been closed since the threats, putting the future of more than 80,000 students and 8,000 women teachers in jeopardy, GEO TV said.
Dearest Carolyn, This was the first year I was unable to be with you all for Christmas and New Years Day is here and I am filled with so much love and wishes for you. Daughter, you have been and will always be the joy of my life. You have been loved from the moment I found out I was carrying you in my womb. The love your father and I had for each other and the love we had when you arrived was special.
Over the years I became a single parent and that did not stop me from seeing you through high school, Sixth Form and University. Today you are thousands of miles away in Georgia, USA but you remain in my heart as the ray of sunshine that has brightened and guided me over the years.
I wish you all the best, Bibs. If Tia Brenda and Chichi were alive I know they would be so proud of all that you have achieved. I know that I am proud of you and have always been proud of you. Your successes are my successes. Keep on attaining that star that shines in your eyes and heart.
As we move into 2009, I look forward to seeing you and being with you. Keep on smiling and joking and being the best friend a mother could ask for. Baby girl, you are my greatest achievement. You are the best poem I have ever written, the best song I have ever sung and the best speech I have ever given. Reach for the unreachable and remember that you can be all you want to be.
Just say I CAN and you will be surprised at how much you will be able to do.
I love you and always will. Mama
Ciarra, my little princess, From the first moment I held you in my arms I knew you were grandma's girl. You are my joy and my peace. You are my blooming lily, my walking happiness. God Bless you my little angel. You are loved and you are cared for. Keep on making us proud of you. Keep on smiling and keep on learning.
Your journey of life has just begun. You have much to achieve and you will!
I love you and I miss you.
Grandma's special little star, know this: I will always be there for you. Reach out and take my hand.
I was born in Mexcio, DF of Belizean parents.I enjoy working with students and I believe that my purpose in life is to guide the minds of the youth around me, to share my life with friends and family and to respect myself and others for the opinions that shape our lives. I believe that we should live each day as if it was our last. We must cherish friendships and spread happiness to those around us. Give from the heart and you will feel a sense of satifaction. That I believe is my purpose for being on this earth.