175 Girls in Balkh Complete Leadership Program

Hafiza Mirzayee, Coordinator of Women’s Leadership Development Program said on Thursday that up to 75,000 women are expected to complete special courses related to women leadership development programs in the country within the next five years in at lease four zones across the nation.

The program which is currently underway in five provinces is funded by the US government, she said.

“The program is part of a shared commitment of the government of Afghanistan and the United States aimed to empower up to 75,000 women in the country and boost their capacities,” Mirzayee said.

175 girls who completed the course under the Women Leadership Development Program on Thursday received their certificates in Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province.

The participants who completed the course vowed to use their skills and knowledge in promoting the rights of women and boosting their capacities.

“We completed a three month course with the main focus on topics related to leadership and empowerment of women,” a graduate Malalai said.

“The program provided us a platform to prove our knowledge. as women we have the capability to lead our country in the future,” another participant Sumaira said.

Program participants expressed their satisfaction over the topics they learned during the course and said they were committed to serving their country and utilizing their skills to defend women and contribute to women’s empowerment.

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