Stonecrest and the Notre Dame de Namur University’s Department of History and Political Science invite you to come hear Dr. Sakena Yakoobi speakabout Women’s Education and Empowerment in Afghanistan Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 7 p.m.,
Cunningham Memorial Chapel, Notre Dame de Namur University, 1500 Ralston Avenue, Belmont, CA. Admission is Free.
Dr. Sakena Yacoobi is Executive Director and founder of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL). Established in 1995 to provide grassroots education and health services, AIL has served more than 12 million Afghans and was the first organization to offer human rights and leadership training to Afghan women. Dr. Yacoobi is an Ashoka Fellow, Skoll Social Entrepreneur and Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur. She has received many awards, including the Peter Gruber Foundation Women’s Rights Prize, the NED Democracy Award, the Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights, the Afghan National Peace Award, the German Media Award, the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership and the Opus Prize.