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Afghan women footballers set to return from Japan training

Afghan women footballers set to return from Japan training

Sep 20, 2015 - 12:14

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Afghanistaninfo-icon’s female footballers are scheduled to return from a nine-day training programme in Japan, the USAIDinfo-icon said on Sunday.

Members of the national team, 20 female football players left on Sept. 14 for Japan, where they participated in the Hiroshima Leadership and Communication Training Programme.

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is sponsoring the program. Promote's Womeninfo-icon's Leadership Development sponsored five of the 20 women.

A statement from USAID said the programme involved cultural introductions to Hiroshima, press events and development of leadership, team and communications skills.

Hajar Abul Fazil, a member of the national football team, was quoted as saying: “These programmes are what we need to help women in every way, and especially in sportsinfo-icon and educationinfo-icon.”

She viewed the programmes as building the future of Afghanistan, hoping they would have a lot of women leaders in every office and government association soon.

After the training, the visiting Afghan women are to play a friendly match with Ange Violet, a Japanese team at the Edion Stadium, before returning home on Sept. 22.

Briefed on the program before departure and after return, the five participants would act as Promote ambassadors and mentors to current leadership participants. They will share their training with other young women to inspire their own leadership and development.


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