Puna Baba

CLA members to the Puna Baba Group

The Story of Puna Baba

The High School Partners for Peace Program established an international cooperative partnership between selected Afghanistan and USA high schools. The program has been developed through the Geneva Institute for Leadership and Public Policy (GILPP), in cooperation with the United Nations Institute of Training and Research (UNITAR), and Global Hope Network International (GHNI). Nine students from Christian Liberty Academy and 12 students from the Baba School in Bamyan, Afghanistan, are working to develop three sustainable projects for the betterment of their school and community in Bamyan. One of the three projects is the establishment of a library for Baba School that will provide the opportunity for the students to read books in their own language and then in English. The library will be used to aid the education of the women who attend the Women’s Empowerment Center. Christian Liberty Academy students are seeking raise enough money to purchase 1000 books and the shelving to house the books. The goal for the completion of the library is May 1, 2020. This project is very important to the overall development of the province being that the literacy rate for women is less than 8% and for men it is less that 22 %.

We chose the name Puna Baba because Puna is where we are from and our association with them is through Baba school./

Puna can mean spring and Baba means wisdom. So we interpret the meaning to be "Spring of Wisdom".

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Students from Baba school discussing project.

Baba Students working on projects