About Our Chapter
The World BEYOND War Afghanistan chapter was inaugurated in late 2021. Chapter coordinator Dr. Nazir Ahmad Yosufi supported the re-opening of the Afghan school (Sayed Jamaluddin Afghan High School) in India, which was closed after the collapse of the Afghan government in 2021. Since 2022, the school is fully functioning and around 300 students, mostly girls, are studying at the school. The chapter has organized many events for Afghanistan and Afghans residing in India to promote peace, human rights, particularly women’s rights, and the right to education. The chapter established a book club, peace and nonviolence club, environment club, painting club for peace, poetry club, and other clubs for the Sayed Jamaluddin Afghan High School and connected it with other schools and institutions for promoting cultural exchange and understanding among the Afghan and international students.
In 2022, the chapter organized many online and off-line events and programs, such as nonviolent communication and peacebuilding trainings, and celebration events for Gandhi-Badshah Khan Friendship Week, International Day of Nowruz, International Day of Yoga, International Women’s Day, and the International Day of Peace. The chapter also participated in the South Asia segment of World BEYOND War’s “24 Hour Global Peace Wave” on June 26. Furthermore, the chapter along with the Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, Ministry of Culture of India, and Bharathiar University provided a six-month nonviolent communication course for Afghan teachers and university students. Chapter members assisted with simultaneous live interpretation of the professors’ lectures from English to the official languages of Afghanistan, and chapter coordinator Nazir is currently translating the whole course into the Dari language.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Nazir Ahmad Yosufi
The March 2023 Volunteer Spotlight features Nazir Ahmad Yosufi, WBW’s Afghanistan chapter coordinator.