By Toc Dunlap - Executive Director, Creating Hope International
Recently we received a story from AIL Herat that showed us that even the Afghan young people are learning and exhibiting leadership skills. A group of 20 students in one of the schools where AIL has trained teachers and held workshops have formed what we would consider a “student council” here in the United States. This is a very new concept in Afghanistan. That group has met several times and determined the best ways to assist in keeping their school organized, clean and in good repair. They even participate in the cleaning themselves. They are now playing a major role in the management of their school. It is so refreshing to see young people stepping up and being responsible for not only themselves, but also their surroundings. These students will be the next leaders of Afghanistan.
Another AIL Project, “Transform Lives of 70,000 Afghan Adolescent Girls” has been chosen to be part of the Girl Effect Challenge, which runs from October 15 through November 15, 2011. Approximately 60 projects have been included in this challenge. The top six projects with the highest number of unique donations will become part of the Girl Effect Fund for one year and each is expected to earn an additional $25,000. Please check out our project #8791, and thank you for your generous support of our programs!
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