AUAF is pleased to announce the establishment of Yalda Hakim’s Scholarship Program at the American University of Afghanistan. The scholarship will serve Afghan women who have the merit but not the means to pursue their higher education. The announcement was made by Ms. Yalda Hakim during her recent visit to the American University of Afghanistan, in a speech addressed to students, faculty and alumni. The agreement, which formally established the scholarship program, was signed between Ms. Yalda Hakim and Mr. Ershad Ahmadi, Vice President of Development at AUAF.
Ms Hakim is a world renowned broadcast journalist, news presenter, and documentary maker currently working for the BBC. She recently joined AUAF as a member of the Board of Trustees. She looks forward to working closely with the AUAF Board of Trustees and the AUAF administration to further advance education for women and the university’s mission of educating the future leaders of Afghanistan.
Full coverage of Ms. Hakim’s speech is available through the following link: https://youtu.be/t_90DxjGUpo