Students at SOLA in Kabul, Afghanistan worked with their peers at Menifee Country High school in KY, USA to investigate the problem of discrimination, to examine parallel issues of stereotyping and lack of opportunity. SOLA chose to address gender discrimination in Afghanistan and Kabul, interviewing a number of members of the community and putting together information and statistics about the problem. Students at Menifee Country High School in KY, USA explored views people in their community held of Afghans, looking at how perspectives changed through the generations. With the help of their SOLA peers in Kabul, they compiled a list of cultural symbols and surveyed residents of Frenchburg on perceptions of Afghans and Afghan people. They also created a lesson plan to share with history classes and their community at graduation. The SOLA video has been shared with several of the students' day schools in Kabul.
This student project was created as part of Global Citizens in Action 2012-13, a youth virtual exchange program that connects students in Afghanistan, and North America. It is run by Global Nomads Group, in partnership with School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA).