A big thank you to @CroftonHouse for inspiring solidarity for Afghan women and girls’ education for Women Leaders of Tomorrow. The students also made signs with the message #walkwithafghanwomen #WeStandwithAfghanWomen and #GOAL #WLOT, as well as packed care packages for the newly arrived Afghan refugee families. Such an advocacy could revive hope and end this dark era for women and girls in Afghanistan. Did you know that 5 million girls are out of school? It has been 80 days since girls are prevented from getting an education. https://www.instagram.com/p/CXhkTAGJCYb/?utm_medium=share_sheet
A child should have always the peace, comfort and home to read books. Not being airlifted by the military airplanes into safety in an emergency evacuation situation. But we are grateful that this little guy’s family is safe and starting a new life in Canada.
Thank you for your gracious children’s books, and school supplies donations to the newly arrived Afghan refugee families. Women Leaders of Tomorrow along with our community partner The Odd Squad Productions Society (OSP) have been collecting various kinds of donations for the Afghan families. You can still donate housewares, winter clothes/shoes, sewing supplies, and irons. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime. Or if you have a question, please contact us at email@example.com. With sincere appreciation💕🇦🇫🇨🇦 @CroftonHouse
Please see the attached letter I sent to Prime Minister Trudeau today, along with our press release, and letter to Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Mr. Sean Fraser concerning the extreme danger female athletes in Afghanistan face under the Taliban regime. This press release concerns the role Canada needs to play in terms of evacuating them and providing them visas immediately. Signatories to this letter include the Canadian gold medal winning Soccer team from the 2020 Summer Olympics and numerous other notable athletes and public figures.
Should you have any questions regarding this campaign, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Women Leaders of Tomorrow’s partner organization WUSC has recently launched Call for Applications for the Student Refugee Program in Pakistan. The Afghan refugee students are encouraged to apply. For further details please check below and or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Call for applications in Pakistan!] WUSC invites suitably qualified candidates based in Pakistan to apply for the Student Refugee Program (SRP). Find the Call for Application here: http://bit.ly/2S8kUfk–
-[L’EUMC invite les candidats qualifiés basés au Pakistan à poser leur candidature pour le Programme d’étudiants et d’étudiants réfugiés (PER). Trouvez l’appel à candidature ici: http://bit.ly/2S8kUfkThe Student Refugee Program (SRP) is a unique program that combines resettlement to Canada with access to post-secondary education for young refugees.srp.wusc.caPotential Sponsored Students – Student Refugee ProgramThe Student Refugee Program (SRP) is a unique program that combines resettlement to Canada with access to post-secondary education for young refugees.The Student Refugee Program (SRP) is a unique program that combines resettlement to Canada with access to post-secondary education for young refugees.
Dear folks, Women Leaders of Tomorrow along with our University partner AUW are accepting and processing new applications for next year 2022 scholarships. This is for Afghan women and girls only. If you’re interested, please send an email to email@example.com. Thanks and good luck! https://asian-university.org/
The ED of Women Leaders of Tomorrow was invited to speak at UBC War Memorial Gym on November 11 Remembrance day. The Afghan women and all Afghans thank the Canadian military services in Afghanistan. She ended her speech by saying “Let the value and legacy of democracy, human rights, and freedom live forever” #LestWeForget 🇦🇫🇨🇦♥️ You can watch and listen her full speech at 👉 https://events.ubc.ca/ubc-remembers/
The ED of Women Leaders of Tomorrow spoke about the importance of girls’ education, and sport and why that it is imperative to act now in Afghanistan at Crofton House in Vancouver. Everyone respected the fact that education is a human rights and human rights are universal.
The Crofton House also organized the 45 minutes walk with the following hashtags #WalkWithAfghanWomen #WLOT #GOAL #GirlsOfAfghanistanLead they are generously doanted care packages to the newly arrived Afghan refugee families 💕 Thank you!
With the cooperation of the Afghan Judo federation, WLOT was able support the International Day of the Judo in Baghlan Afghanistan.
In recognition of World Judo Day October 28th 2021, the head of the Baghlan province Judo association, Mr. Rustom, has organized a friendly Judo tournament locally. A number of young boys, adolescents and adults have participated in the competition. After the competition, he rewarded a number of young and adult Judokas higher belts and certificates. All of the certificates were approved by International Judo Federation, with the international IJF logo on them.
Women Leaders of Tomorrow puts women’s empowerment theory into practice when it comes to Afghan girls’ education. Thanks to our generous donors and supporters who made it possible for these girls to continue their education under the Taliban regime. These young women are still studying while the Taliban banned girls’ education above 6th grade, and all schools are closed.
You can join our effort to advocate by organizing the 45 minutes #WalkWithAfghanWomen and #GirlsofAfghanistanLead. For further information please contact WLOT at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Education is Power” let’s keep the power going. The extremist rulers have said the move is only temporary. But it’s been more than a month, and hundreds of thousands of female students remain stuck at home, with their dreams and potential at risk of being squandered #CBC
Did you know there are 5 millions girls out of school? Let’s keep the advocating for by #WalkWithAfghanWomen Contact us at email@example.com
The supporters and the allies of the Afghan women have recently asked Women Leaders of Tomorrow that how that they can help. Here is a perfect way to advocate and raise awareness about Afghan women’s rights and rights to education and sports.
This is a 45 minutes of walk that you can organize it on your pace, time and community. But please don’t forget to take pictures of your walk, post on social media, and tag us WLOT with the following hashtags. #WLOT #WalkWithAfghanWomen #StandWithAfghanistan #GOAL #GirlsofAfghanistanLead
Women Leaders of Tomorrow (WLOT), a non profit organization based in Vancouver, Canada working in the field of education and human rights for women in Afghanistan, announces a new online learning initiative for women and girls in recognition of International Day of the Girl Child.1
On the occasion of this day, the youth spokesperson for WLOT, Shamsea Alizada, 2 wishes to share a message with the international community regarding the importance of education for women and girls in Afghanistan.
Since the Taliban takeover of the central government and capture of the entire country of Afghanistan approximately two months ago, the Taliban has banned girls over grade 6 from higher education, banned women from their high school, colleges, universities and their jobs, and imposed drastic, draconian restrictions on basic human rights.
Shamsea Alizada3, Afghanistan’s nationwide top scoring high school graduate and exceptional scholar in 2020 is pleased to announce WLOT’s intention to expand its existing online English language tutoring classes into more formal academic subjects.
“Since the return of the Taliban, thousands of talented, motivated young women in Afghanistan have become trapped in their homes”, said Friba Rezayee, founder and executive director of Women Leaders of Tomorrow. “We currently have dozens of students working with us via Internet-based video conferencing systems to improve their English language skills. As an expansion of our existing program, we are expanding into partnership with United States and Canada based higher educational institutes to introduce entirely Internet based formal academic classes and programs for these women in Afghanistan”.
“Afghan women may be trapped in their homes, but until the Taliban turns off the Internet entirely, we will continue our work.” added Ms. Alizada4. She continued: “I am in communication with so many of my peers and classmates whose lives have been put on pause”.
Shamsea was the first woman in Afghanistan to receive a perfect score on the annual university entrance examination, just one year before the collapse of the central government. The “Kankor” exam5 is approximately equivalent to the North American SAT test. Shamsea is presently studying on a fully-funded scholarship in Istanbul, Turkey, generously provided by the Turkish government. 6
These are the voices of women the Taliban doesn’t want the world to hear “My life has become just to eat, sleep and repeat,” says 20-year-old Aisha. She adds “My heart feels heavy because I can’t explain it to you, I can’t imagine how we’re going to live like this, with this government.”The founder and Executive Director of Women Leaders of Tomorrow, Friba Rezayee has been featured at the #TheNewReality at the #GlobalNews documentary by By #BrennanLeffler and #MikeArmstrong
As the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games continue in Japan, WLOT celebrates Afghan woman’s participation.
Nigara Shaheen, has been selected to be part of the International Olympic Committee’s refugee team. She was born and raised in Afghanistan and is a graduate of American University of Afghanistan. She earned her Master’s degree in Russia graduating with honors in Summer of 2021, just before departing to the training camp in Qatar to prepare of the Olympic Games.
The IJF, International Judo Federation, has created an initiative, to allow stateless athletes to compete world championships , Grand Slam, events and other major tournaments, as well as the Olympic Games. It is being called “Refugee with a Judo Mission”.
The team behind the initiative includes Keiko Mitsumoto of Tokai University in Japan and Friba Rezayee, the founder and executive director of WLOT. In 2018, herself a former Olympian in judo, began searching for other judokas who were living as refugees.
Her participation in the Olympics for Afghanistan — a first — inspired many other girls to participate in the sport in her homeland. Herself later came to Canada as a refugee so the project has special meaning to her.
After she contacted the Afghan Judo coach, Farhad Hazrati, Nigara Shaheen was introduced to WLOT, and WLOT requested Dr. Lisa Allen, the Commissionaire of Gender Equality at IJF, to accept her application; which she soon did.
Nigara Shaheen combined her studies with her judo training in Russia and with the support of the WLOT and the IJF and IOC, she made it to Tokyo for the games.
Nigara Shaheen during her online mentorship sessions with Eva/credit Eva
WLOT also provides mentorship programs for Afghan athletes. Eva Minarikova, from England is mentoring and supporting Nigara, ensuring she is in the best shape possible for the Olympic Games via online training sessions.. Eva describes the partnership as a success fulfilling Nigara’s goal of participating in the games.