This June, AUAF Senior, Wahid Ahmadi, traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to participate in Peace Child International’s 6th World Youth Congress. There he presented his project, Paper Power. The concept of Wahid’s project is to provide poorly funded schools with machines that will turn used paper and wood into notebooks, logs and pencils. He hopes that by sharing this idea, NGOs and communities outside of his own will adopt these practices to benefit students across the globe.
Wahid described his experience in Rio De Janeiro as rewarding, not only because he was able to formulate and exchange solutions for many of today’s global issues, but also because he was able to interact with peers from over a hundred different nations. “I learned so many things from them. It was very interesting for me to see how all these people thought about Afghanistan–It was such a great experience to reshape Afghanistan’s picture in their minds.”