From secret school to Afghanistan's future

Sean Coughlan – BBC News – Wednesday, 26 March 2014 (originally posted 22 Mar)

Shabana Basij-Rasikh
Shabana Basij-Rasikh has set up a college to train women leaders in Afghanistan. Image: BBC News

Running your own leadership college at the age of 24 would be pretty impressive by any standards.

But Shabana Basij-Rasikh, who set up the women’s college in Kabul in Afghanistan, has been driven by her own daunting early experiences.

The young founder of the School of Leadership, Afghanistan, speaking at the Global Education and Skills Conference in Dubai, says she wants to start by emphasizing the positive . . .

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