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The Youngest Community Leader of Neftchala Rayon

22-12-2014, 15:20, Saw: 258

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The Gadimkand community in Nefchala rayon is one of the AzRIP communities that supports youth, encouraging them to participate in social activities. Although it may seem surprising, in 2013 this community elected ZulfiqarSəmədli as their Community Group Leader. He is 24 years old and leading a community-wide meeting with a participation of 200 residents.
Everybody knew Zulfiqar as an exemplary student during his school years. JavahirMammadova, his Russian language teacher, said that Zulfiqar always played an active role in school public activities. After completing his military service, Zulfiqar was accepted to Baku Technical College where he acquired knowledge in the field of accounting. He graduated from the college in 2013, and now wishes to be accepted to a university to earn a Master's Degree in computer engineering.
Although Zulfiqar is young, he has been actively involved in the preparation of strategic and sociological maps, project posters and graphics during training sessions organized by AzRIP. In addition, Zulfiqar organized community meetings in five different locations in the village to collect money for the implementation of road projects supported by AzRIP. Thanks to his promotion, the required amount of money was collected just one day after the meetings.
“I was chosen to be the Community Group Leader because our people trust me and have faith in me. I dare to say that perhaps I am the youngest Community Group Leader of all. Usually I run, rather than walk, toward completing assigned tasks," said Zulfiqar.
Indeed, everyone recognizes Zulfiqar as a responsive leader who is capable of leading the youth behind him. According to AzerKarimov, Municipal Chief, Zulfiqar first demonstrated his leadership capacity in the summer of 2010, when there was a threat of the Kura River flooding. At that time, there was a great need for manual labor in dam work. In response to the municipal chief’s request, he mobilized a group of young people to fill bags with soil to reinforce the dam. At times when there was a threat of leakage from the dam, Zulfiqar himself took on the responsibility of guarding the entire area at night and inform the municipality, local representatives and people in case of leakage.
“Youth like Zulfigar are the heartbeat and future success of our community“, said JavahirMammadova. "Without them we would be helpless to handle so much work”.
The Youngest Community Leader of Neftchala Rayon

The Youngest Community Leader of Neftchala Rayon

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