Salma Hussain from Sontoli Char in Assam’s Rural Kamrup District is one out of eight young women selected to the Andi Leadership Institute (ALI) in Washington DC USA.
The Andi Leadership Institute Programme 2018 for Young Women Peace Builders on Wednesday mailed Salma Hussain, who is the only candidate from India to make it.
Under this programme, Salma Hussain of Assam will undergo training from August 5 to18, 2018 in Washington, D.C. She is also likely to visit a few other places and meet important human rights workers to gather ideas for implementing the project of adopting a village in Assam and make it a model abode of peace.
Inspiration for the ALI comes from Andi Parhamovich, a young motivated woman leader who was killed in Iraq in 2007 while working for the National Democratic Institute. The Andi Foundation was established in her honour in 2008 and offers financial assistance to young women who desire to work in the fields of politics, communications, and humanitarian work-areas to which Andi was particularly committed during her life and career.
In early 2016, Salma Hussain received the “Youth Leadership” & “TAN Youth Icon 2016” awards given by The Assam News. In the same year, she was the only one to be selected from the entire North East India for the prestigious summer internship with National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in Delhi. In 2018, she got the “Youth Peace Award 2017-18” given by the National Foundation of India at a function held at India Habitant Centre, New Delhi.