2015 Nansen Award winner Aqeela Asifi
One of the humanitarian world's most prestigious awards has been given to an Afghan refugee teacher, Aqeela Asifi. Twenty-three years after arriving in Pakistan, her original tent-school is a now permanent building. Asifi's dedication has helped guide more than 1,000 girl students through to the eighth grade - with each student receiving a nationally-endorsed certificate confirming their achievement. Asifi's efforts encouraged more schools to open in the village and now another 1,500 young people (900 girls, 650 boys) are enrolled in six schools throughout the refugee village today.