Afghan Institute of Learning

The Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) works to empower all Afghans who are needy, especially women and children, providing them the knowledge and skills to care for themselves. AIL is expanding access to quality education and healthcare through community based programming, enabling communities to develop the capacity of their people. The goal is to create a foundation of quality education and health systems throughout Afghanistan which meet the needs of local people now and in the future. AIL was founded by an Afghan woman and is run by women, reaching thousands each year through health facilities, educational centers and training programs.
Mar 12, 2010

Spring Update

Once they are educated, Afghans understand the importance of computer training for employment and job advancement. The Afghan Institute of Learning offers computer and IT classes in several of their educational learning centers, in their sponsored private high schools and in the Gawhar Shad University. A recent graduate from the University offered this comment; “I graduated from the IT course, and I am happy because I have learned lots of important things. The teacher really worked hard, and I also thank AIL who provided education for youthful girls and boys.” Other AIL Accomplishments in 2009 included: • AIL trained over 1,800 Afghan teachers in pedagogy subjects, leadership, human rights, and school health. These teachers went to their classes and directly impacted over 500,000 students teaching these important subjects. • Nearly 23,000 students (primarily women and children) attended classes at AIL educational learning centers. • Over 362,000 Afghans received medical treatment and health education from AIL’s 6 health clinics and community health worker program. • In January 2010, AIL expanded humanitarian aid efforts with the harsh winter and reached out to 22 families in need. AIL staff delivered to each family quantities of rice, cooking oil and tea. Most heads of the family were widows with children from Herat, and were recommended by community members. • In February 2010, flooding in the Enjil district of Herat destroyed many family homes, and AIL responded with a concerted effort of initial food aid. Reminder: On March 16, 2010, GlobalGiving will be matching all donations made to any project on www.globalgiving.org by 30% (up to $1,000 per person)! If you could like to donate again to our project, your donation will go further on March 16th!!!

Mar 12, 2010

Spring Update

During 2009, 1,596 children attended the Afghan Institute of Learning’s six supported Pre-School Education Programs. One of the children said “Before coming to school I played in the streets with my dolls, but I am very happy that I came here. My teacher is very kind and I learned many good things. I even learned national songs of Afghanistan.” Another student says that “I am very happy I learned the foundation of Islam and some other things. Anything I learn, I will teach them to my brothers and sisters.” Other AIL Accomplishments in 2009 included: • AIL trained over 1,800 Afghan teachers in pedagogy subjects, leadership, human rights, and school health. These teachers went to their classes and directly impacted over 500,000 students teaching these important subjects. • Nearly 23,000 students (primarily women and children) attended classes at AIL educational learning centers. • Over 362,000 Afghans received medical treatment and health education from AIL’s 6 health clinics and community health worker program. • In January 2010, AIL expanded humanitarian aid efforts with the harsh winter and reached out to 22 families in need. AIL staff delivered to each family quantities of rice, cooking oil and tea. Most heads of the family were widows with children from Herat, and were recommended by community members. • In February 2010, flooding in the Enjil district of Herat destroyed many family homes, and AIL responded with a concerted effort of initial food aid. Reminder: On March 16, 2010, GlobalGiving will be matching all donations made to any project on www.globalgiving.org by 30% (up to $1,000 per person)! If you could like to donate again to our project, your donation will go further on March 16th!!!

Feb 9, 2010

Dear Friends of Afghanistan,

Thank you so much for your generosity in helping needy Afghans during the winter over the last few years.

We wanted to let you know about an urgent need in Injil district of Herat Province in Afghanistan. This winter there has been a lot of rain in the district and many homes have been destroyed or heavily damaged from the flooding which followed the rains. Ultimately, the people will rebuild but now they urgently need food to get them through the winter.

The Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) has many women's learning centers and a large clinic in the district and has also done a lot of human rights, leadership, health and teacher training in the district. Because of the flooding, AIL has put out an urgent appeal. AIL is working hard to provide the basic food items that are needed for survival.

Anything that you can donate to help those who are homeless for the time being would be greatly appreciated.

We thank you again for your generous support and consideration.

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