Thursday, August 11, 2011

Young Leaders Conference | Afghanistan

Participants from the Young Leaders Conference of Afghanistan held at Kabul University. The gatherings are a platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential. Invited speakers include journalists, politicians, academics, civil society leaders as well as foreign NGO workers and UN staff.

Click on the link above for more picture of the event by Fardin Waez at thruafghaneyes. The forum took place on Wednesday 22 June 2011.

One of the most poignant stories from my visit to Afghanistan in the winter of 2008 was from a talented young woman who grew-up working for an organization her mother had established. The goal of the work was to offer prenatal care and assistance to poor women in their neighborhood. It has become a thriving and essential organization offering critical services.

At 20 she was starting to take over operations for her aging mother.

When I asked what she was most excited about outside of her work without hesitation she replied the Young Leaders Conference.

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