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.
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.

Six Afghan women work full time as carpet weavers in an AIL center hear Herat. These women get paid a living wage and some of the profits from the completed carpets, while doing work that carries on an Afghan tradition. They complete Kashani style carpets, and in the last several months have completed 3 carpets with a number of additional carpets in process.

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.

AIL often has additional ‘mini’ workshops to address a specific topic. After such a workshop that focused on leadership and peace and how to implement peace, two of the participants took their knowledge a step further: Kubra went and created a leadership workshop where more than 75 people attended. Mohammad created a foundation to help support 30 families. He receives money from the organization and helps the families with basic needs and food. Mohammad then talked with donors to assist in the vision of to creating a road to Shakadara.

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.

Recently, a visitor to an AIL clinic had this to share: “My name is Karima. I am 18 years old and single and I had a very bad pain in my stomach. I could not eat anything I visited many people and took many natural herbal medicines to relieve the pain but I still had the problem. When I visited the clinic the doctors checked me and they also did some laboratory tests. They found that I had very bad intestinal problem, so they started treatment and now I am feeling well.” An AIL midwife at one of the clinics described how she assisted in a delivery: “A patient came from Robat Torkan at 8:30am for delivery. She was afraid because she had had vaginal bleeding in previous deliveries. We encouraged her and told her not to worry. After an exam we gave her Amp Oxytocine, and serum ringer 1000cc and at 10 o'clock she gave birth. The baby weighed 4 kg and was normal. After delivering the mother had bleeding. The doctor ordered the necessary medicines to stop the bleeding. By 2pm, the patient was normal and we gave her advice and education. She thanked us for our services and was so happy. She then left the clinic with her new baby.”

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