Afghan Biographies

Durrani, Pashtana Mrs.

Name Durrani, Pashtana Mrs.
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth 1998
Function/Grade Head of Afghanistan Education Foundation LEARN
History and Biodata

2. Previous Function:
Head of the Afghanistan Education Foundation LEARN (20181110)
Global youth representative for Amnesty International and the Malala Fund Education Champion.

3. Biodata:
Mrs Pashtana Zalmay Khan Durrani was born 1998 in a refugee camp In Quetta, Pakistan. She and her family hailed from Kandahar, Afghanistan. Her 
<span style="color: var(--color-text-default); font-family: Calibre, -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, " segoe="" ui",="" roboto,="" "helvetica="" neue",="" arial,="" "noto="" sans",="" sans-serif,="" "apple="" color="" emoji",="" "segoe="" ui="" symbol",="" emoji";="" font-size:="" 20px;="" font-weight:="" 600;"=""><span style="font-size:14px;">family has been in the grapes growing business now for over 150 years, this year they changed the direction towards wheat</span>. </span><span style="caret-color: rgb(51, 51, 51); color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: " open="" sans";="" font-size:="" 16px;"="">Durrani's family fled Kandahar in the 1990s to escape the civil war and Taliban rule. </span><span style="font-size: 14px;">She was educated in schools in Pakistan.  She is an autodidact. She  is a teacher and the founder and executive director of Learn an Afghan not-for-profit whose main focus is providing quality education to all children, especially girls. Pashtana has remained in Afghanistan since the Taliban’s return to power. Almost three years ago, Durrani realized the difficult access to information that many young Afghan women have when a cousin wanted to learn how to use a computer. Both, then, understood that there was a need for digital literacy in the country and, especially, in rural areas, where the connection is more complicated. </span><span style="font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">This is how LEARN Afghanistan was born, a non-profit organization, where teaching materials and course plans are uploaded that are accessed without the need for an internet connection. The entity has already helped more than 700 girls to get an education, in a country where women's literacy is one of the lowest in the world.<br><br></span><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="caret-color: rgb(71, 71, 71); color: rgb(71, 71, 71);">Durrani has worked with the Creative Girls Initiative, the Online Model United Nations, and as a Youth Ambassador for Marie Stopes International. </span></span></span><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="caret-color: rgb(71, 71, 71); color: rgb(71, 71, 71); font-size: 20.799999237060547px;"></span></span><span style="caret-color: rgb(71, 71, 71); color: rgb(71, 71, 71); font-family: " freight="" text="" pro";="" font-size:="" 20.799999237060547px;"=""></span><span style="caret-color: rgb(33, 37, 41); color: rgb(33, 37, 41); font-family: arial, helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px;">Pashtana Durrani, head of the Afghanistan Education Foundation, has been awarded the “leadership of the Year” prize by the Swedish Tallberg Foundation.(20211110)</span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="caret-color: rgb(33, 37, 41); color: rgb(33, 37, 41);"><br></span></span></span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p>

Last Modified 2021-11-11
Established 2021-11-11