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ATTAL NANGYALAI

ATTAL NANGYALAI

Biography

Born to illiterate parents, Nangyalai Attal was encouraged to pursue his education. His mother also helped him see the value in sharing his knowledge with others and motivated him to establish the first school for girls in their rural valley when he was just 14. Teaching and continuing his own education, Attal graduated from high school and went on to study at Kabul Education University earning a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language and Literature. He is a United Nations’ Youth Courage Awardee, a World at School Ambassador, and a Fulbright Scholar alumni. He was recently selected as one of twelve emerging leaders in Asia by the Asia Foundation Development Program. 

Upon returning to Afghanistan last year, he resumed working for the International Labor Organization as a National Expert on Jobs Policy/Decent Work and founded a nonprofit organization for promoting girls education in rural Afghanistan, Hode Educational and Social Services Organization (HESSO).