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.
Nov 10, 2009

A Special Giving Opportunity.....

Thank you for your support. Your desire to make a difference in this world has made a difference, and we are so thankful that Afghan people have had their lives changed with your help.

We wanted to share with you a very special opportunity to give more than 100% from November 10 through December 1st. Please share this with those you know who care. During this time, we are privileged to receive additional matching funds from your donation through Global Giving of at least 30%. The need is still great. Afghanistan struggles to become a country of strength and stability.

This Fast-Track Education project allows older girls and women to ‘ramp up’ their education. For smaller girls, they can quickly advance to the grade level they would have been at and then attend school with children their own age. For adolescents and women, they can learn a lot in a short period of time and can go on to higher education if they choose.

Azita started learning in the Sar Asia educational center in 2003. She has been encouraged by her uncle, who works as the supervisor of this center. She started learning literacy and tailoring skills in this center. She was talented, and was one of the top students in her class. She progressed so fast that she completed the 4rth grade of literacy and the tailoring course. She says, “During that time, the regular school in the village was facing a lack of teachers, so I passed the test for hiring me as a teacher in the school. I have taught there for two years and at the same time I started to attend the grade five course in the AIL educational center. Very soon I took an exam in the regular school, and they accepted me in grade 9th in that school. “Fortunately, when my parents saw my unbelievable progress they sent me to Herat city to live with my uncle so I could have a better opportunity to continue my education there. “Right now I am in the Mahjoobai Hirawi high school in Herat city and I am the top student in my class. I need to help my uncle’s family with their housework because I live with them. Once a month I go to my village to visit my parents. “What I am now is because of AIL’s educational center in my village. It changed the direction of my life in the right way and now I have a positive vision to my life.”

Nov 10, 2009

A Special Giving Opportunity.....

Thank you for your support. Your desire to make a difference in this world has made a difference, and we are so thankful that Afghan people have had their lives changed with your help.

We wanted to share with you a very special opportunity to give more than 100% from November 10 through December 1st. Please share this with those you know who care. During this time, we are privileged to receive additional matching funds from your donation through Global Giving of at least 30%. The need is still great. Afghanistan struggles to become a country of strength and stability.

Sara is 19, and shares the following: “I am studying tailoring for about six months in this center. Before I came here, I couldn’t even sew any clothes, but now I am so happy that I can sew dresses and I have learned many things from this course. I think it’s good every girl must know tailoring, so after consulting with my family I came to this center. Now I can sew dresses well, and I hope after graduation I can earn an income from tailoring so that I can help with my family.”

Nov 10, 2009

A Special Giving Opportunity.....

Thank you for your support. Your desire to make a difference in this world has made a difference, and we are so thankful that Afghan people have had their lives changed with your help.

We wanted to share with you a very special opportunity to give more than 100% from November 10 through December 1st. Please share this with those you know who care. During this time, we are privileged to receive additional matching funds from your donation through Global Giving of at least 30%. The need is still great. Afghanistan struggles to become a country of strength and stability.

The Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) continues to assist women and children earthquake survivors who have moved to Peshawar because they have no housing. AIL has one Women’s Learning Center, Zarghona Ana, which is dedicated solely to the earthquake survivors; 280 females study in a variety of levels of literacy classes and can also study tailoring, English and Arabic. Many of the students are able to support their families because of what they have learned in the schools and centers. An example is Ayesha, who shares the following: “I am in literacy 7th class. When I came to this course ,I was completely illiterate, I had many problems in my own life and my home, and I can’t count my money. But now because of this course, I can solve my all problems- for example, I arrange my life in good way, I can buy necessary things for my home, if my friends & relatives are faced with some problems I can give them good suggestion. Also, I help my children with their lessons, one of them in class 1st and the older in class 3rd.”

In the last few months, many internally displaced persons have flooded into the Peshawar area and are now living in the refugee camps along with IDPs from Swat. We have some funds in reserve and will continue to add to those reserves for the next emergency the Afghan people and IDPs of Swat face. Winter is coming and can be brutal. Your donation will help those who are in extreme crisis and need.

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