Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief and Development

Tribute to Walid, Director of Afghanistan Libre

Published: 01:28 PM 29-08-2016 Updated: 04:01 PM 29-08-2016

Dear members,

It is with great sorrow that we learnt about the death of Walid, Director of Afghanistan Libre, killed in the attack of the American University of Kabul on Wednesday 24th. 

Walid had been working for Afghanistan Libre for more than 10 years. He had met the founder, Mrs. Chekeba Hachemi as a young adult and committed to the NGO since then. For ten years, he devoted his life, with courage and joy to the NGO cause. He chose to commit entirely to Education, let it be women education, young girls’ or his own.

More than a committed colleague, we lost a great individual, honest and truly kind, who respected everyone: it is a grave loss for Afghanistan future.

We extend our sincere condolences to his families, friends and colleagues, as well as to anyone who tragically lost their loved ones in this attack. All our thoughts are with Afghanistan Libre, and on behalf of all members, we hope that their work for Education and fighting obscurantism will not cease.

Best regards,

ACBAR Steering Committee and Management