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.
Aug 26, 2014

Computing - a vital modern skill

There is no getting away from it- computing is a needed skill for many people. The young of Afghanistan like their counterparts worldwide are intrigued by the computer. The classes in computing offered by AIL are highly regarded and fill fast. Graduates go on to gain jobs easily.

One class  held in a village in Kabul Province has  9 boys  who will have  a solid computing background by the end of the course. Many other AIL Learning Centers offer computing sometimes in conjunction with English classes. In the month of June in  Herat Province there were 570 students studying computers including 373 females (259 are girls ages 10-19). In Kabul Province there were 304 computing students that same month.

Students remark how they “enjoy the class and want to learn more and are grateful for this opportunity”.

Aug 26, 2014

Everyone benefits from RH education

AIL staff continue with their in depth and effective workshop programs. Some of the most popular workshops are the Reproductive Health Workshops (RH) and the Expectant Mother Workshops (EM). Even well educated women find they do not know enough about their own reproductive system and the processes that occur in pregnancy and childbirth.

 Here is one participant’s comments: “My name is Anita and I strongly suggest that AIL hold such workshops for all Afghan women in order to decrease the rate of child and maternal death. I am a university student and the topics shocked me. It is so vital for every woman to attend such workshops and learn about reproductive health. I am going to transfer what I learned in this workshop to every Afghan women I see from now on. I am going to stop mothers’ deaths. I thank AIL.”

This sort of lack of knowledge can be dangerous for women. Too many women and babies die or are injured during childbirth in Afghanistan.

So far in 2014, 65 women have attended RH workshops and 100 attended EM workshops. In addition, tens of thousands of women have been given reproductive health education through the AIL clinics and Community Health Workers posts. This information is spread by the women to other members of their families, their friends and neighbors, so knowledge is spread and changes in attitude and behavior follow.

Thank you for your support for this vital work.

Aug 26, 2014

Health care and education - an effective strategy!

AIL’s health program truly is a life saver; providing people with quality care where there are few, if any, other medical options. The health program is based on a holistic approach providing treatment and education together. So far in 2014, over 119,000 people have received care through clinics or Community Health Worker posts (CHWs), and health education has reached over 69,000 through clinics, CHWs, and workshops. This quality of care and extraordinary reach of the AIL program would not be possible without donations from people like you. Thank you.

Here are a couple of the many life saving and life changing stories we hear:

A clinic patient:” Lailoma, a pregnant woman came to clinic about 20 weeks ago. She had high blood pleasure and high temperature. She was prescribed some tablets then she had to come to clinic every two weeks. On week 36 after a checkup, she was referred to hospital in the city for an operation. Fortunately, it was successful  and her baby girl was healthy after birth. On the tenth day  after her delivery, Lailoma came to clinic to thank the staff for saving her and child’s lives.”

From a reproductive health workshop participant: “My name is Anita and I strongly suggest that AIL hold such workshops for all Afghan women in order to decrease the rate of child and maternal death. I am a university student and the topics shocked me. It is so vital for every woman to attend such workshops and learn about reproductive health. I am going to transfer what I learned in this workshop to every Afghan women I see from now on. I am going to stop mothers’ deaths. I thank AIL. “

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