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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Unleash the Children’s Hidden Talents

Unleash the Children’s Hidden Talents

  Abbas Ali, 20, is a school graduate who lives in west Kabul. He is passionate about writing and wishes to become a great writer in the future. However, he did not know that he would have such a talent when he was just a kid. “By the time I was in fifth Grade, I .. read more

17
Jul
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Zulfia; From Carpet Weaving to Volunteer Works

Zulfia; From Carpet Weaving to Volunteer Works

  Hand-made Carpet is a reflection of Afghanistan longstanding tradition, especially in central and Northern provinces.  It is one of the traditional income-earning professions in Afghanistan, which mainly involves women and children. Zulfia, 18, lives in Qazanchi Baba village of Jawzjan province in northern Afghanistan and has been weaving carpets for five years now. She .. read more

30
Jun
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Dialogue; A Tool for Personal and Social Transformation

Dialogue; A Tool for Personal and Social Transformation

Parwana Mohammadi, 17, is living in Kabul and is now in eleventh grade at school. She wants to become a successful journalist in the future. She did not have an easy life before her mother and her father got divorced because of the addiction of her father, daily because of conflicts including domestic violence which .. read more

02
Jun
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