Amazing Dad’s of Lower Hutt Dojo

Hi, I am Sholto Stephens and I am in the New Zealand Army.
 
I often have the fortunate opportunity to represent New Zealand overseas – at present I am serving in Bamyan Province, Afghanistan.
 
My key role here, along with about 150 other Kiwi's, is to help make Bamyan province (about the size of the Manawatu and Taranaki combined) a safer place for people to live their lives in a normal way.
 
Afghanistan has been a country consumed by internal conflict and war for over thirty years and many Kiwi's have already passed through Bamyan Province (which has a population of about half a million people) to make it safer for them.
 
When we first arrived here back in 2003 there were no schools open for kids to go to; nowadays there are hundreds of them, for both boys and girls.
 
This is one of the many signs of the good that has happened since we starting operating in this Province.
 
I enjoy everything that I do with the New Zealand Army; having the chance to represent my country overseas on missions like this is a real privilege.
 
He tini mano ringa ka oti ai
 
121111 Sholto on top of PT hill
  • Station Village Complex
    Upstairs Studio (next to Laughalots Play Land)
    499 Hutt Road
    Lower Hutt
    Ken Szeto, Instructor