SOLA—School of Leadership, Afghanistan is a people-to-
people non-profit program creating education and leadership opportunities for a new generation of Afghan women.
These courageous young women are beating remarkable odds to pursue higher education at home and abroad, so they can return better equipped to rebuild their country after more than thirty years of war.
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Educating women is good for the economy
Recent reports from the World Bank, World Economic Forum and the OECD point to the key economic role played by women as they become more productive citizens through education.” (businessweek.com 2013)
“Research conducted throughout the world shows gender balance in top positions contributes to improved competitiveness and better business performance” (CNN 2012)
“Just recently, Booz & Company published new data outlining compelling evidence that women can be powerful drivers of economic growth.” (CNN 2012)
Educating girls — and changing the world
SOLA president Shabana speaks at a TEDx Women event in Washington, D.C., about an Afghan family's belief in their daughters — "Dare to Educate Afghan Girls."
Talks | TEDx
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• Dec. 10, 2013