Educational & Social Services Organization


Nangyalai Attal is a United Nations’ Youth Courage Awardee, A World At School Ambassador and a Fulbright Alumnus. He was recently selected among 12 emerging leaders in Asia as a part of the Asia Foundation Development Fellows Program. He graduated from Kabul Education University with a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature. While studying in college, he taught English at the National Institute of Management and Administration (NIMA).


Attal briefly served the Afghan government at the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) and then worked for the United Nations, mainly for the International Labor Organization (ILO) in Kabul. He has participated in panel discussions on Girls Education and the Future of Afghanistan at the Commonwealth Club of California, the World Affairs Council, UC Berkeley and the 2015 Open Square Summit in Washington D.C. Attal has a Master of Science in Human Resources from Golden Gate University.


Upon returning to Afghanistan he worked for the ILO as National Expert on Jobs Policy/Decent Worked, as a National Consultant with Equal Access International, and started teaching graduate courses at Swiss UMEF University of Afghanistan.


Attal founded Hode Educational and Social Services Organization (HESSO) as a non-profit to advance the goal of educating Afghan girls.






Kabul, Afghanistan