We are really upset Upon hearing the news of the martyrdom of Hedayat Omar, a student at Kabul University Faculty of Public Policy and Administration and one of the afghan for progressive thinking debaters at Kabul University. We are very upset.
our condolences to you and their honorable family for this painful event, although we know that in these circumstances there is no word to comfort you and your family, we pray to God Almighty for them to be patient.
With pain and sorrow, we found that Mohammad Rahid, a student at the Faculty of Public policy and Administration at Kabul University, who worked with the Institute on Student Debate, and Sohaila Yari, a student at the Faculty of Public Policy and Administration, was one of the participants at the apt program.
In the terrorist attack on Kabul University, the Afghan for progressive thinking committed members have been martyred today along with a number of other dear students and have joined immortality. We extend our condolences to their family members, classmates, and friends. May their souls be happy and may their place be in heaven.
APT’s 2020 Spring Leadership Development Students graduated after completing their course at APT with national and international professional instructors and implementing their social projects on servant leadership. The course was conducted online because of the covid19 pandemic. It covered a variety of topics including Influence, Respect, Self-awareness, Honorable Leadership, and Styles of leadership, Growth, Listening, Forgiveness, Character, Trust, and many more. APT will soon open the application for the spring 2020 Leadership Development Program.
On the International Day of Peace, APT organized debate rounds, round tables, panel discussion, and symposium in Kabul, Herat, Balkh, Badakhshan, Nangarhar, Kandahar, and Samangan. This year, we celebrated Peace Day differently. We painted over a newly built wall in Samangan and Kabul. Additionally, we organized the Afghan Youth for Peace Symposium. Even more, the students also had the opportunity during the program to write peace messages on Balloons and let the balloons fly. All these give us hope for peace and stability in Afghanistan.
To promote the goals of APT inside universities and the debate clubs, APT team in Herat, Kabul, and Mazar organized networking events for the debate clubs leading teams and members to listen to their problems and suggestions. Such events help us a lot in finding the problems of our debaters and finding ways to solve them, and have quality debates in the future.
On the series of our Afghan Australian Intercollegiate Debate Rounds, APT and Monash University conducted fifth round on 17th September 2020. The debaters discussed the role of Afghan women and youth in the present peace negotiation. The series of the debate rounds will continue and soon we will organize the sixth Afghan Australian Inter-collegiate Debate Round.