In the December 30, 1967, edition of the weekly Thoroughbred trade publication, the Blood-Horse, was an announcement that took up one inch of spaceJames E. "Ted" Bassett III had been named assistant to the president of the Keeneland Association. There are times where I would have screamed at world leaders. 2: Rural areas have been war-stricken like Mexico. She is Director of LEARN Afghanistan October 5, 2021 Afghan girls attend a class in a school in Kandahar on September 26, 2021 / Bulent Kilic / AFP via Getty Images) I have moved seven times since the Taliban took over. And the first thing the guy says is, when you were a kid, your father used to take you out in a car and we can, we used to see and used to be like, why do you take your daughter in a car everywhere you go?. As a child, she especially enjoyed biographies. LIMBONG: If women and girls are being denied an education right now, what do you think the broader future for Afghanistan looks like? money, finance, women leaders, banking, globalization, economy, Survivors: Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence, Dahiya Facial Plastic Surgery & Laser Center. Ahmad Shah Durrani, who is considered the founder of the modern state of Afghanistan, belonged to the Abdali tribe. In 1747, after establishing the Afghan Empire based in Kandahar, he adopted the epithet Shh Durr-i-Durrn, "King, Pearl of Pearls," and changed the name of the tribe to "Durrani" after himself. Durranireturned home determined to help women and girls educate themselves. And I kept on getting asked by the donor, why isn't students showing up? Pashtana Durrani is the executive director of LEARN. Everything around me is packed in boxes. That's why LEARN started. Durrani was named an Education Champion by the Malala Fund for her outstanding work to advance Afghan girls education. So it's much easier for me to focus on solutions. Since then, we have given them internet connection, gotten them laptops, made sure that the teachers within Afghanistan connect with each other and teach the girls at home. 1730 Cambridge Street, 3rd Floor LEARN also focuses on girls health, and has trained 700 girls in menstrual hygiene management. But then once that was banned and women were not allowed to go to other provinces, then within the same provinces, we partnered up with community leaders and opened up schools in people's houses. Pashtana Durrani was among the BBC 100 influential women list for the year 2021. Since then, we have given them internet connection, gotten them laptops, made sure that the teachers within Afghanistan connect with each other and teach the girls at home.