AGM Wed 28 Nov, 6.30pm

AGM Wed 28 Nov, 6.30pm

This year we will have a marvellous guest speaker – Travis Beard – an Australian photo journalist and filmmaker who has lived and worked in Afghanistan over many years. Through images and storytelling, Travis will give us unique insights into Youth...

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1st Afghan ever elected to IOC

1st Afghan ever elected to IOC

Samira Asghari has become the first Afghan to be elected to the 9-member International Olympic Committee. Asghari, 24, has been a member of the Athletes’ Entourage Commission since 2014. Asghari, who hails from Wardak province, has a Bachelor’s degree in P...

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Afghan teacher wins World Citizen Award

Afghan teacher wins World Citizen Award

An Afghan teacher who braved the threat of the Taliban to bring education to girls has won a global award. Sakena Yacoobi, who set up 80 secret schools for 3,000 girls in the country, was recognized for her outstanding work at the World Citizen Awards in Istan...

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New film shot in Afghanistan

New film shot in Afghanistan

See here for Jirga; behind the scenes – a film by Benjamin Gilmour filmed in Afghanistan and the result of a collaboration with locals, is in cinemas now.

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Aid through science teaching in Afghanistan – ABC RN Nov 2013

Aid through science teaching in Afghanistan – ABC RN Nov 2013

Sally Morrison is a former molecular geneticist at the University of Melbourne and now a writer of fiction and biography. Earlier this year she went to Afghanistan with Dr Nouria Salehi, who trains science teachers in that country. Sally Morrison talks about t...

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Thanks to the Marquardts

Our carpentry program for boys has been going for ten years now with 69 graduates who have gone from having almost no education to having skills in a much-needed trade in Kabul. All either have jobs or have started up their own business in Kabul, allowing them...

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