Prototype Persian Course with Participants from Iran and Afghanistan

March 21, 2007

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From January-March 2004, four leading Afghan and Iranian participants worked together over a ten-week period to develop, test and adapt the curriculum for the Persian eCourse. Course sessions focused on four primary areas of leadership learning: exploring the concept of participatory leadership and the ethics of good leadership, examining personal leadership skills, developing a personal vision statement, and formulating a shared vision statement.

Help AIL to Help Afghan Women and Children in Refugee Camps

June 19, 2006

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This week, while the bombings went on, WLP's partner AIL continued to conduct our joint leadership training workshops as well as their classes for children. In telephone conversations with them today, they spoke of the desperate need for food, medical supplies, and clothing by people throughout the camps including AIL staff and participants who are suddenly faced with caring for newly-arrived family members and compatriots.

IT Training for Women's Empowerment and Capacity-Building in Afghanistan

March 6, 2006

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The sound of clicking keyboards filled the room as more than 20 women and men worked intently in a tiny packed computer lab in Kabul. The class was part of an eight-day Information Technology Training Institute entitled "Information Technology Training for Women's Empowerment and Capacity-Building," organized and implemented by the Women's Learning Partnership (WLP), in cooperation with the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL), May 18-25, 2004 in Kabul, Afghanistan.

WLP and Afghan Institute of Learning Convene Institute for Women’s Leadership in Kabul

April 13, 2004

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By the end of the Institute, three teams of participants each developed a final project that addressed a social problem facing their community. One group decided to create a national political front based on meritocracy and gender inclusiveness to help build national consensus and unity, and increase voter turn-out and participation in the next national elections in Afghanistan. This front, which they called the National Consensus Front, would consist of one male and one female representative from each political party and would collectively work for the common good, sustainable development, and peace in Afghanistan.

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