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August 06th 2015:The Other Side of Afghan Women: Meet Dr. Sakena Yacoobi and See Courage in Action!

Honored for her courage and vision, Dr. Sakena Yacoobi is human like us, yet has had to face daunting conditions, which continue to the present day. In 1990, Sakena returned from the US to establish education, health and training programs in the Afghan refugee camps in Pakistan. In 1995 she founded the Afghan Institute of Learning to continue her work. But when the Taliban took power, they devastated women’s rights, including access to education. Instead of crumbling, Sakena worked with communities to establish home schools. The resulting years have seen an astounding litany of accomplishments

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Dr. Sakena Yacoobi

Dr. Sakena Yacoobi is the Director of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL), a women-led NGO she founded in 1995 to provide teacher training to Afghan women, to support education, and to provide health education to women and children. Under Sakena’s leadership AIL has established itself as a visionary organization working at the grassroots level and empowering women and communities to find ways to bring education and health services to rural and poor urban girls, women and other poor and disenfranchised Afghans. AIL was the first organization to offer human rights and leadership training to Afghan women and supported 80 underground home schools for 3,000 girls after the Taliban closed gir
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