One of the workshops that the Afghan Institute of Learning offers is a five day training in Leadership Skills. This workshop is in high demand from the residents in the areas where AIL works. We recently received a number of stories from these workshops and I wanted to share one with you to show you how individuals are helping their neighbors in an effort to improve their society.
“I am a house wife and I consider myself a servant to my family. After I joined Leadership Workshop, I knew the meaning of Leadership. I, who do the house chores at home, guide my children and am as supportive of a person to my husband as I can be, can be a leader. One of the activities I did after joining the Workshop was to begin a proper relationship with the women residents of the area who are deprived of education. I guided through the themes of the Workshop as I invited them into my house and discussed the workshop’s topics with them. This is very important for social life. I also talked to them about parent’s rights, children rights, and education rights. Furthermore, I mentioned that the parents’ rights should be implemented by children and as well children rights should be implemented by their parents. One of the basic rights of children from their parents is the right to education. The parents should know that only joining school isn’t sufficient for children. To raising their knowledge level they should also join some educational courses. My advice to these parents was to have the children spend less time on street where the children waste both their time and money, and instead to register their children in educational courses in order to know that they are safe and also may utilize their money for something positive. Also, I asked the women if they need a loan and said that when they earned the money to pay me back they should return it after a specific period of time. I gave some needy women loans. The needy woman registered their children in Math and English courses. The children not only finished school with high marks but also received good results from the course as well. Most of these students were hired as teacher in courses. Through their earning, they supported their family as well as returned the loan so most of the family’s problems were likely solved. I have been a leader in my area and through my leadership I could save the future of many children.”
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