We are so pleased with the results and the transformation of young girl's minds when they attend the Leadership Workshops. A young villager girl, who was a participant in one of AIL’s Leadership Workshops in 2011 said the following:
“Before I participated in the leadership workshop, I was not interested in what was going on in my country. Since attending the workshop, I now listen to the news, not only about Afghanistan, but I also like to learn what is happening around the world. Now I think about things like the presidential election and I try to make other girls and women at my school think about political activities and ways to help our people. During the night, when I go to bed, I ask myself who I was before and how I have suddenly changed. I was the kind of person that lived under the restriction of my parents, but now, not only have I changed the minds of my parents, but also many other girls listen to me and I can lead them in any direction I want.”
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