Details about the Rotary Peace Programme and Events
Peace Scholars Visit 2016
Rotary in Cumbria & Lancashire have been allocated a Rotary Peace Scholar from Bradford University, Zabit Aimal. Aimal is available to speak to Rotary Clubs in the District and we are trying to coordinate a visit around March 7 -10th 2016. The intention is to get Aimal to our District for a couple of days so that he can speak at more than one club.
All clubs are invited to request his attendance on one of these dates and Lyn Summers will arrange a schedule for him. Clubs who host Aimal will advertise the event to other clubs local to them and to potentially interested groups outside Rotary.
Sponsored by: Rotary Club of Reno, District 5190, Nevada, USA
Language proficiency: Pashto (Native), Dari, Farsi, English, Intermediate Arabic and Urdu
Academic background: B.A Political Science, University of Nevada, Reno
Aimal was born and raised, in Afghanistan. Growing up under the brutal civil war that engulfed Afghanistan after the exit of the Soviet Union and the subsequent rule of the Taliban regime, Aimal learned to speak English and happened upon a job as a translator and cultural advisor for the U.S. Armed Forces from 2007-2010. Aimal played an integral role, alleviating misunderstandings between the American troops and Afghanistan people resulting in the reductions of major civilian casualties. Aimal came to the United States in 2010, attended the University of Nevada where he was president of the Muslim Student Association, and president of Project Duwell- a nonprofit organization primarily focused on improving healthcare for women and children locally and internationally.
Through the Rotary Peace Fellowship he aims to work closely with international projects that enhance peace, stability and human rights. Aimal has a strong passion for peace and wants to have a strong impact in conflict and post-conflict areas of the world.
Personal Interests: Watching American football, running, reading, travelling, learning about other cultures and religions.
Please contact Lyn if you are interested.
Lyn Summers District Peace Coordinator Click here to email Lyn Summers