Fardous Rahmani

Rahmani grew up in Herat, Afghanistan and received a BA in Education and Teaching Methodology from Herat University in 2009. He has worked and participated in several governmental and non-governmental programs in Afghanistan, India, Nepal, Dubai and the United States in the last few years. In addition to developing EFL project for Afghan female professors with the Alliance for International Women’s Rights (AIWR), Fardous worked for USAID - Academy for Education Development (AED) and served as a volunteer lecturer at Herat University for several years. He also presented at different social and educational development programs, and worked for private-sectors and academic centers such as: International Afghan-Turk high school, Afghan e-Learning English Support Project (AeLESP), Herat Teacher Training Institute, English Language Teachers’ Association for Afghans (ELTAA), Massoud Foundation, the Green Organization, Aljubair Group and Momtaz FZC. In addition to leading Afghan University Student Exchange Program in India in 2011 and 2012, Fardous represented his country in the SAARC (CONTACT) Peace-Building and Conflict Resolution Program in Kathmandu, Nepal in 2014. With honor, he was also awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to serve as a Teaching Assistant in the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona in 2012, when he had an opportunity to study nation building and complete a research in Native American Governance and Economic Development in New York. Establishing his own NGO in Afghanistan and pursuing his graduate studies in development, Fardous is motivated to build on his critical-thinking skills and examine different policies and pathways of development that have challenged his nation and the International Communities for several decades. 

Hometown: 

Heret, Afghanistan

College: 

Heret University

Degree or Program: 

Education and Teaching Methodology

Practicum partner: 

UNICEF

Report: 

The Role of Technology and Innovation in Development: Lessons Learned from UNICEF's Innovation Initiatives

Alumni Year: 

2017