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June 18th 2012:Awakening A Traumatized Nation Through Love, Spirituality and Forgiveness

Dr. Sakena Yacoobi began her work with the Afghan Institute of Learning during one of Afghanistan’s most devastating times; people were in shock and horror over what was going on around them. They had already been through war with Russia, and then moved on to terror from their own people. No Afghan life had been untouched by violence; both physically and emotionally. It was in this context that Dr. Yacoobi began offering hope to Afghans through education and health care services. There the ice was broken and a future of bringing them out of their limiting circumstances into a new world of

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Sakena Yacoobi

Dr. Sakena Yacoobi is Executive Director and founder of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL), the Professor Sakena Yacoobi Private Hospital in Herat, and the Professor Sakena Yacoobi Private High Schools in Kabul and Herat, Afghanistan. Established in 1996 to provide education and health services, AIL has served more than 9 million Afghans by working at the grassroots level. AIL was the first organization to offer human rights and leadership training to Afghan women and first to open Women’s Learning Centers. Dr. Yacoobi has received multiple awards and honors including the Tanenbaum Peacemaker in Action Award. She has presented at Global Peace Initiative for Women events, on a panel wit
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