For the next instalment in our Conversations with Afghanaid series, we were joined by Dr Sarah Fane (MCC Foundation Director), Zainab Hussaini (Afghanistan Country Manager, Skateistan), and Raheem Javid (Founder and Director of Children's Museum of Science and Technology, Kabul) to discuss the importance of inclusive initiatives for young people in Afghanistan as a tool to empower, bridge divides and build brighter futures. 

A huge thank you to everyone who tuned in and sent in questions for the speakers - we hope you enjoyed the conversation as much as we did!


"There are thousands of young Afghans who show huge promise. It's not just the national [Cricket] team doing well, they've got a great wealth of young players coming up."

Dr Sarah Fane OBE


Among many things, we discussed:

  • Innovative education initiatives in Afghanistan which are helping to empower future leaders of the country;
  • The importance and challenges of targeting children who are ordinarily unable to access sports and education initiatives;
  • The benefits hands-on education in building self esteem;
  • And the effects of COVID-19 on education in Afghanistan.

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