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Leading Voices: Dr. Sakena Yacoobi '77, '07

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 12:00pm

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Dr. Sakena Yacoobi '77, '07 is an award-winning social innovator and founder/director of the Afghan Institute for Learning (AIL). Dr. Yacoobi founded AIL in 1995 as a way to provide training, education and healthcare to Afghans, with a particular focus on women and children. AIL has become internationally recognized for improving the health and education of Afghan women and children, and has helped 12 million Afghans through schools, learning centers and medical clinics. In 2005, Dr. Yacoobi was among the 1,000 women nominated to jointly receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

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