Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Introduction to Yagana

Over the next few days, we will be publishing updates from HEEDA's newest member, Yagana Parwak. Click here for a brief bio of Yagana.

Yagana jaan spent a few weeks in Kabul this past May, working on various HEEDA projects and making careful observations. Please follow along with her blogs and please be sure to share!

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When I got on the plane at SFO, I had no idea what to expect. I landed in Kabul with a suitcase full of donated medical supplies, a mixture of relief and uncertainty Kabul feels like a completely different world. Through my internship with HEEDA, I have the opportunity to experience what it means to get work done in a challenging setting. Excited to learn and take this for what it is- an opportunity of a lifetime.

A newborn infant is tucked into an Embrace unit. HEEDA spearheaded the introduction of these innovative baby warmers into Afghanistan where they are desperately needed.