Stories

Working for positive change in Nangarhar

Working for positive change in Nangarhar

  Young Leaders in Nangarhar have been campaigning to persuade parents to let their children attend school, with a particular focus on daughters. Enayaturrahman, one of the group, says: “As young members of our community, it is our responsibility to bring about positive change and ensure that our sisters have opportunities for education like those .. read more

25
Nov
posted in Stories by
Comments Off on Working for positive change in Nangarhar
Creating incentives to address domestic violence.

Creating incentives to address domestic violence.

  A group of Young Leaders in Mazar-e-Sharif joined forces to address the issue of domestic violence within their community, by convening meetings to discuss how best to deal with entrenched attitudes and prejudices. One of the Young Leaders, Mubarak Shah Majidi explained ‘There are many in our families and communities who suffer violence at .. read more

21
Nov
posted in Stories by
Comments Off on Creating incentives to address domestic violence.
Ahmad Wali Karimi

Ahmad Wali Karimi

Ahmad Wali Karimi, a young leader of Mazar-e-Sharif, explains how he has become more active in his community: ‘I initially came to the public library in Mazar to study, but heard music from a container situated nearby. I love music, so went to the container to watch a group of young people playing. I was .. read more

21
Nov
posted in Stories by
Comments Off on Ahmad Wali Karimi
Education for All

Education for All

Wahida, Siwa, Emranullah and Aziz are the young leaders of the Laghman socio-cultural container. They designed a community project titled “Education for all” to promote literacy and education in targeted villages of Laghman province. Afghanistan’s education system has been devastated by around four decades of sustained conflict. For many of the country’s children, completing primary .. read more

07
Oct
posted in Stories by
Comments Off on Education for All
Being a Responsible Citizen

Being a Responsible Citizen

In April 2019, ten young leaders in Nangarhar have decided to clean up the Jalalabad footbridges and promote the culture of using the bridges in the city for the first time ever through their community project. Young leaders made a start by sitting with the citizens to find out why they were not using the .. read more

30
Sep
posted in Stories by
Comments Off on Being a Responsible Citizen
The Beauty of Cultural Diversity

The Beauty of Cultural Diversity

  “The beauty of cultural diversity” is the title of a cultural evet organized by four young leaders of Herat socio-cultural container in the first week of their community project with the aim of promoting inter-cultural understanding, acceptance and tolerance through exhibition of food and other cultural elements. Afghanistan is a diverse country and its .. read more

12
Sep
posted in Stories by
Comments Off on The Beauty of Cultural Diversity
Door to Door for Empathy

Door to Door for Empathy

“Door to Door for Empathy” is a community project designed and implemented by Abbas, Shukria, Amena and Farzad, four young leaders of IPSO’s socio-cultural container, through which they primarily strived to raise awareness about the negative consequences of violence against children in the family, to foster trust and empathetic understanding between children and parents and .. read more

08
Sep
posted in Stories by
Comments Off on Door to Door for Empathy
Environment through Art

Environment through Art

  Ahmad Farhad Kayhan. 26, is an artist and environmental activist from Badakhshan. He has been painting since his childhood and has recently made a great contribution to the awareness of the importance of the environment in Badakhshan by using his art. “At first, I was just painting with pencils and paints. But since three .. read more

15
Aug
posted in Stories by
Comments Off on Environment through Art
Cycling for Breaking the Taboos

Cycling for Breaking the Taboos

  Zakia Mirzayi, 25, is a young Taekwondo player, cyclist and sports coach from Herat. She holds a Bachelor in Education from Herat University. She has been doing Taekwondo since her early years, and in recent years, she has embarked on cycling as well. Zakia now leads a team of cyclist girls in a city .. read more

31
Jul
posted in Stories by
Comments Off on Cycling for Breaking the Taboos
Art Brings Wellbeing to Women

Art Brings Wellbeing to Women

Rozina Sherzad, 18, is an artist who lives in Kandahar City. She comes from an artistic family where six sisters are skilled in painting, calligraphy, illuminated manuscripts, and miniature art. She herself has been working in “Illuminated manuscripts and miniature art” for about two years now. Illuminated manuscripts and miniature art can primarily be considered .. read more

22
Jul
posted in Stories by
Comments Off on Art Brings Wellbeing to Women