This revolution occurred more than 40 years ago, but after the United States withdrew and the Taliban took over, the Afghan people are now desperately fleeing their homeland, reminding Patovy of the fear, violence and turmoil of this event.
in a Multi-part tweetAfter Khomeini came to power, Saddam Hussein invaded Iran, lived in Tehran during the Iran-Iraq War, and immigrated to the United States six years after the revolution, Patovy shared his family story. Partovi’s father was a university physicist. Before his life was “turned upside down”, his mother was a systems analyst, and his extended family included successful entrepreneurs.
When I think about the children in Afghanistan today, I want to know how many people will experience the same experience as mine, and I want to know if any of them have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Talent is everywhere, but opportunities are not.
— Hardy Patovi (@hadip) August 22, 2021
“As an Iranian-American immigrant, I realized the American dream-starting from poverty, going to the best school, studying computer science, starting or investing in successful companies, and now running a non-profit organization to help schools and students,” Patovy wrote Sunday on Twitter.
In addition to founding Code.org, a non-profit organization that promotes computer science education, headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, Patovy is a former Microsoft manager and investor in companies such as Facebook, DropBox, airbnb, and Uber.
He wrote on Twitter: “When the whole world is watching the same old story in Afghanistan, I hope we can all remind ourselves of the inestimable cost of war, not only the destruction of lives, but the loss of children all over the world. chance. ”