Founded in November 2014; registered with the NGO Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Afghanistan,  Azure Counseling and Professional Development Organization (ACPDO) with the mission of “To Educate and Inspire”, is a non-profit development organization committed to solving critical social problems and building the capacity of individuals, communities and institutions to become more self-sufficient. ACPDO works on major areas of human development with a focus on academic and professional excellence.

ACPDO is currently implementing one of its programs, the Youth Leadership Institute of Afghanistan (YLIA)-Youth; The Change Agents. It is established with the mission to enhance the youth and students’ capacities and provide them with professional employability opportunities through supporting and promoting small businesses. ACPDO-YLIA is determined to becoming a pioneering leadership institute in Afghanistan in implementing a core set of leadership programs for the youth to optimistically impact their communities.