Global Horizons Magdalena Surma

The Afghan School Project: Interview with Ms. Maryam Sahar

Listen as I interview Ms. Maryam Sahar. She is a returning guest who has been featured on the NATO Association of Canada Global Horizon’s Program. Ms. Maryam Sahar was the first and only female interpreter for the Canadian and American military. The Civilian Military Cooperation Unit contracted her. This is where she worked primarily with the Department of Women Affairs. Ms. Maryam Sahar is a dedicated and passionate leader of many community initiatives. She has devoted a lot of her time towards charitable work while making a significant difference in the community. Listen as she discusses the impact and significance of the Afghan School Project. She has launched a new ‘Dare to Learn’ Fundraising Campaign in the hopes of continuing to empower the education of women in Kandahar. Please see the link below:

Former Student Maryam Naqibullah Launches ‘Dare to Learn’ Fundraising Campaign

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Magdalena Surma
Magdalena Surma is currently Canada's NATO Program Contributor and Outreach Coordinator. Former Program Editor of Global Horizons, Magdalena completed a BA in Legal Studies (Honours) and a Masters in Public Service at the University of Waterloo. She also attended Harvard during two summers, where she completed courses in psychology, government, and law. In addition, she successfully completed Harvard Law School’s Executive Education Program in Negotiation and Leadership. Magdalena is currently completing an LLB through University of London’s International Program. She is passionate about law, government, and charitable non-profit organizations. As an avid researcher, she hopes to extend her research to investigate women in security while examining society, culture, and international relations. In addition, Magdalena is also passionate about international business and economy. She is very excited about being involved with various projects at NATO, specifically engaging youth and society about international affairs. Apart from a love of politics, Magdalena enjoys fine art, ballet, and classical music.