Afghan Institute of Learning

AIL's mission is to empower all Afghans who are needy and oppressed, especially women and children, so that they can support and take care of themselves. AIL, an organization founded and run by Afghan women, expands access to quality education and healthcare and encourages community participation in all programs. AIL's goal is to lay a foundation for quality education and health systems in Afghanistan that will meet the needs of women and children today and for generations to come.
Apr 16, 2014

Giving Boys a Chance for a New Life

Boys in the Program Receiving Clothing
Boys in the Program Receiving Clothing

In Monday’s report we told you about AIL supporting a program which is giving schooling and health care to boys who were begging on the street to support their families. In the beginning, students were wary, but now they look forward to coming to classes. There are currently two literacy classes; one has moved on to reading and writing and the other is working to teach the students to recognize numbers and letters.

AIL held a promotion ceremony for the boys in the first literacy class to celebrate them moving to a higher level of literacy classes. Families of the boys were invited to come and share in the celebration. At this celebration, one of the parents said, “AIL is blessing our children with a new life. They will be changed after these classes. I am so thankful to AIL. 

Bonus Day Today!!!

Today beginning at NOON EST, all donations to this project will receive a 50% match as part of the Microsoft Youth Spark program, 

If you’re up for the challenge, be on the site to give right at NOON EST!

The last time this challenge was offered, funds ran out in just 15 minutes, so log on early to help AIL take advantage of matching funds!

Apr 16, 2014

AIL Student Opens Internet Cafe!

Girls in an AIL Computer Class
Girls in an AIL Computer Class

In addition to subjects such as literacy, Arabic, English and math, some AIL Learning Centers are able to offer computer classes. We’d like to share an amazing success story from one of our computer classes:

On the second week of my AIL computer class, my homework assignment was to search for something on the internet. I went to an internet café to do my homework, and I saw so many women using the internet. This gave me the idea to start my own internet café after graduating from the class. I began to learn as much as I could. Once I graduated from the six month long course, I found an investor and opened my own internet café. I have a lot of customers and earn a good salary. In addition, my personality has changed for the better. I am respected in my community and can communicate with people around the world. For example, I now have hundreds of friends on Facebook and I chat with them and share ideas about the issues facing Afghanistan. In fact, I am going to begin taking an online university course soon. Before taking this computer course, I was a cashier in a big supermarket. My salary was not good, and the work was so difficult. Now, I like my job so much more. I thank AIL for teaching me how to use the computer and for giving me the opportunity to make my life more prosperous.

The AIL computer class gave this young woman the knowledge and skills she needed to open her own internet café 

Bonus Day Today!!!

Today beginning at NOON EST, all donations to this project will receive a 50% match as part of the Microsoft Youth Spark program.

If you’re up for the challenge, be on the site to give right at NOON EST!

The last time this challenge was offered, funds ran out in just 15 minutes, so log on early to help AIL take advantage of matching funds!

Apr 15, 2014

AIL's Street Children Program

Children Receiving Clothing  Credit: A. Everett
Children Receiving Clothing Credit: A. Everett

AIL recently began supporting a program that is giving schooling and housing to boys who were begging on the street to help support their families. For many of the younger boys, this is the first time they’ve ever had books to care for, so in February, AIL staff concentrated on teaching them to care for the books properly. First, the boys needed to learn that they should keep the book, and be sure not to lose it. Then they were taught to keep the book clean. Once the boys had learned these lessons, they were given more books to use and care for. 

The older students completed an activity where they were asked to work in groups to write messages that would teach the younger students about peace. They were then asked to read their messages in front of a group of teachers and students. The assignment motivated the older students to research the subject before presenting it to their classmates.

Youth Spark Bonus Day Challenge Tomorrow!!

On Wednesday, Microsoft will be offering a 50% match to all donations made to this project! If you’re up for the challenge, be ready to give right at Noon as funds tend to run out very quickly. (Last time they were gone in only 15 minutes!)

Donations from $10-1000 will be eligible for the 50% match. As an added bonus – recurring donations will be matched at 100%!! We hope that you will take advantage of this awesome opportunity!

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