November 6th and 7thWe had a great visit with Ms. Sherjan. She spoke about the link between illiteracy and war. 80% of Afghan's can't read or write, which makes it easy for extremist groups to manipulate them. This inspired several students to get involved in supporting Aid Afghanistan for Education to help educate Afghans of all ages.
Watch the video below for more information
For more information contact on how to get invovled, firstname.lastname@example.org
For the Power Point from her presentation, click here
Sherjan left Afghanistan as a refugee in 1979. She returned to Afghanistan in 1999 and established underground classes for girls. February 15, 2003, Aid Afghanistan for Education established its first remedial education program for 300 girls between the age of 12 to 16. In two years this grew to a total of 1200 students.
Aid Afghanistan for Education provides quality education to ensure students, who do not otherwise have access to formal education, receive quality teaching and unlock the potential of young marginalized Afghans through education as a means to prepare them to fully participate in the society. In 2005 she established the Boumi design and manufacturing firm with an initial local workforce with the goal of providing employment, technical skills, and design training so that its Afghan employees may use the knowledge and experience gained in possibly their own future commercial endeavors.
The Civic and Community Engagement holds regular events. To see some details of our past events, click here.
- Past Center for Public Scholarship and Social Change Events
- Hassina Sherjan- Aid Afghanistan for Education
- David Kennedy, Author of Don't Shoot
- Reflect and Connect
- Past Center for Sustainability Events
- Food Day
- Sustainability Conference
- Past Walker Center Events
- Congress to Campus
- Constitution Day
- Soul of A Citizen Author
- Past Policy Conference
- Distinguished Civic Leadership Awards