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Empowering women is at the core of all of AIL’s work. The centers provide the opportunity for education in academic subjects such as literacy and income generating skills like sewing. Each woman who comes to class also learns about health, democracy, leadership and how to advocate for herself. AIL runs Leadership Workshops for women.
We wanted to tell you about another program Dr. Yacoobi started, the Women’s Empowerment Group. In 2018, 80 highly educated women aged 25 to 50 were invited to attend this program. The aim was to help them become better leaders, learn collaboration and cooperation and mutual support skills. The group discussed many topics in meetings and via the Telegram system. Topics included: good governance, culture, education for women, the environment, democracy, trust, honesty, responsibility and cooperation. After a year of working together almost all the women felt empowered to take on a greater leadership role and most stood for elected positions.
They have learned the importance of supporting each other and after elections they rallied behind the winners. These women advocate for all women and especially the disadvantaged from a position of influence and elected credibility. They are also role models, especially for girls. The women are life-long members of the group and continue to meet and support each other.
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Recently, the Professor Sakena Yacoobi High School, Herat won an International School Award from the British Council. The awards go to schools that demonstrate a commitment to developing global citizens by embedding internationalism throughout the ethos and curriculum of the school.
The Director of the British Council, Afghanistan said: “This globally recognized accreditation helps enrich learning & improve teaching by guiding international learning activities, from introducing international education into the curriculum to embedding it within school culture.”