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Sakena Yacoobi

Afghan Peace & Education Activist Promoting Access to Education for Women and Children; CEO of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL)

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Dr. Sakena Yacoobi is the founder and Executive Director of the Afghan Institute of Learning, the Professor Sakena Yacoobi Private Hospital in Herat, and the Professor Sakena Yacoobi Private High Schools in Kabul and Herat, and Radio Meraj in Herat, Afghanistan.

The Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) is an Afghan women-led NGO and was established to provide teacher training to Afghan women, to support the education of Afghans, and to provide health education to women and children. Under Yacoobi’s leadership AIL has established itself as a groundbreaking, visionary organization which works at the grassroots level and empowers women and communities to find ways to bring education and health services to those in need.

AIL was the first to offer human rights and leadership training to Afghan women and was the first organization to open Learning Centers for Afghan women – a concept now copied by many organizations in Afghanistan.

Dr. Yacoobi was born in Herat, Afghanistan. She came to the United States in the 1970’s, earning a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of the Pacific and a master’s degree in public health from Loma Linda University. Before returning to work with her people in 1990, Yacoobi was a professor at D’Etre University.

While working with refugees in Pakistan, she published eight Dari-language teacher training guides. During that time, Sakena Yacoobi co- founded Creating Hope International; a Michigan based non-profit organization, of which she is now Executive Director. Yacoobi has also earned numerous awards including the Opus Prize and the WISE Prize for Education. She has six honorary doctorates including from Princeton University. She is an Ashoka Fellow and is a Skoll and Schwab Social Entrepreneur. Yacoobi is on the Global Fund for Women Board of Directors, is an advisor for the Fetzer Institute and is a commissioner for the Women’s Refugee Commission.

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Afghan Peace & Education Activist Promoting Access to Education for Women and Children; CEO of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL)

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Sakena Yacoobi Biography

Dr. Sakena Yacoobi is the founder and Executive Director of the Afghan Institute of Learning, the Professor Sakena Yacoobi Private Hospital in Herat, and the Professor Sakena Yacoobi Private High Schools in Kabul and Herat, and Radio Meraj in Herat, Afghanistan.

The Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) is an Afghan women-led NGO and was established to provide teacher training to Afghan women, to support the education of Afghans, and to provide health education to women and children. Under Yacoobi’s leadership AIL has established itself as a groundbreaking, visionary organization which works at the grassroots level and empowers women and communities to find ways to bring education and health services to those in need.

AIL was the first to offer human rights and leadership training to Afghan women and was the first organization to open Learning Centers for Afghan women – a concept now copied by many organizations in Afghanistan.

Dr. Yacoobi was born in Herat, Afghanistan. She came to the United States in the 1970’s, earning a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of the Pacific and a master’s degree in public health from Loma Linda University. Before returning to work with her people in 1990, Yacoobi was a professor at D’Etre University.

While working with refugees in Pakistan, she published eight Dari-language teacher training guides. During that time, Sakena Yacoobi co- founded Creating Hope International; a Michigan based non-profit organization, of which she is now Executive Director. Yacoobi has also earned numerous awards including the Opus Prize and the WISE Prize for Education. She has six honorary doctorates including from Princeton University. She is an Ashoka Fellow and is a Skoll and Schwab Social Entrepreneur. Yacoobi is on the Global Fund for Women Board of Directors, is an advisor for the Fetzer Institute and is a commissioner for the Women’s Refugee Commission.

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  • Dr. Sakena Yacoobi | Afghan Institute of Learning | COVID-19 Response
  • 2020 Humanitaire Aurora | Sakena Yacoobi
  • How I Stopped the Taliban from Shutting Down My School | Sakena...

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  • How to book Sakena Yacoobi?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Sakena Yacoobi for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Sakena Yacoobi, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Sakena Yacoobi or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Sakena Yacoobi?

    Booking fees for Sakena Yacoobi, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Sakena Yacoobi, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Sakena Yacoobi?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Sakena Yacoobi for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Sakena Yacoobi for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Sakena Yacoobi or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Sakena Yacoobi or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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Sakena Yacoobi Speaker Videos

  • Dr. Sakena Yacoobi | Afghan Institute of Learning | COVID-19 Response
    2020 Humanitaire Aurora | Sakena Yacoobi
  • How I Stopped the Taliban from Shutting Down My School | Sakena Yacoobi
    Sakena Yacoobi - YouTube

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