Afghanistan is a diverse nation that is proud of its diversity. Over the years of conflict, it has been observed that the element of diversity and co-existence within its national culture has been plagued by imposed divisions, stereotypes and biases that generations remain mired in only to perpetuate cycles of conflict that does not allow creative problem solving or sustained peace to take root in Afghan soil. It is up to the youth to consciously decide to break this trend and as a youth led organization, AYEPO seeks to provide a platform for the youth to engage in skill building that would facilitate this much needed change.
AYEPO seeks to make personal transformation an important element of capacity building in order for young people to have a chance to live a different reality through knowledge, exposure, reflection and activities that enable them to break free from limited approaches to envisioning the future. While focusing on helping the youth to find their feet in their respective careers, AYEPO as a Peace-building organization focuses on making peace leadership an important model for self-development in order to facilitate change leaders who are focused on building and maintaining sustainable positive peace in Afghanistan.