Ashoka Fellow
Afghanistan
Fellow Since 2006
    This description of Sakena Yacoobi's work was prepared when Sakena Yacoobi was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2006.
    Introduction
    Sakena Yacoobi uses a non-confrontational, participatory approach to mobilize local leaders and communities in the education, health and empowerment of Afghan girls and women. Her interactive educational methodology and grassroots approach are spreading throughout Afghanistan.
    The New Idea
    The Problem
    The Strategy
    The Person

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