3/2/2013 – Reporter: Qiam Noori | The Young leader’s forum of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) –a German political organization –started its 2013 program for selecting talented youths to train them in leadership skills and political participation in Kabul.
The officials of the institution said on Saturday 2nd March, this year they: “ had more than 250 young applicants for their training program, that only 100 out them has been short listed for a series of tough , but much peaceful competitions.”
The parliamentarian and women rights activists, Farkhunda Zahara Naderi, Azita Rafaat,Deputy Head of Rights and Justice Party, and former MP, Waheed Omer, member of leadership council of Afghanistan 1400, and former spokesperson to the President, Hamid Karzai, Adrienne Woltersdorf – FES Country Director, Frank Hantka – the leading member of the “ FES” Azaryuon Matin, Director of Human Rights Focus Organization, were the jury members.
The competition of the program was including, presenting political, economic, social and cultural presentations, interviews with the Jury members and building paper-made buildings by team works.
The officials of the program added, out of the 100 youths that have been granted the competition opportunity, only 25 youths going to be selected for one year training of the YLE-FES in leadership skills and political participation methods. The final results of the competition will be announced on this week’s Wednesday.
The Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) is a German political institution that opened its first office in 2002 in Kabul, with the aim of mobilizing the youths with leadership skills, political participation. The FES has got hundred offices around the world.