Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls

 
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  • Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls posted a progress report
    Grateful and Undaunted
    By - Sakena Yacoobi - AIL Executive Director
    Grateful and Undaunted   At this time of year, we are reminded of our many blessings and how the people in our lives enrich us and bring joy to every day. All of us at the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) are especially grateful to you, for your generous support of our efforts to help the people of Afghanistan...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls posted a progress report
    Update
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director
    The story of this student illustrates the benefit of AIL’s rural learning centers: Hayida, one of the students of the AIL women’s learning center in our village, is the most successful girl with her lessons.  She seriously studies her lessons and does her house work and in addition to her lessons, she sew...
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  • Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls has received 366 donations
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  • Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls posted a progress report
    Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director Creating Hope International
    Dear Supporters, We greatly appreciate your continued support for Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and girls! We have been given a wonderful opportunity with The Safer World Fund!! For a limited time, any donation to this project will be matched 100% by The Safer World Matching Fund! Please help us take...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls posted a progress report
    Summer Update 2010
    By - Sondra Johnson - Project Administrator
    Fast-Track classes offered by the Afghan Institute of Learning are for women and girls looking for extra help and to quickly further their education. Many of the older women also come to the center to learn sewing, and become interested in learning to read. In the first 6 months of 2010, there were 2586 students in...
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    • drfrances
      drfrances It's wonderful to learn more about how these classes are helping Afghan women to change their lives.
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  • Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls posted a progress report
    Summer Update from the Afghan Institute of Learning
    By - Sondra Johnson - Project Administrator
    We’d like to share some great news with you that will give you a better understanding of our project and the work we do in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Through the generosity of the Skoll Foundation, a timely video was produced about life in Afghanistan and the work AIL is doing to make a difference. The film producer and...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls posted a progress report
    Spring Update
    By - Sondra Johnson - Project Administrator
    The women and girls in Fast-Track classes in the Afghan Institute of Learning’s Women’s Learning Centers (WLC) and schools range from school age girls, looking for extra help and to quickly further their education, to older women attending literacy courses. Many of the older women also come to the center to learn...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls posted a progress report
    An invitation to read our newsletter
    By - Sondra Johnson - Working Together...
    Afghanistan is in the news a lot these days. As a donor to a project in Afghanistan, you may be wondering if change is happening, and if your donation really makes any difference. Following is a message from Dr. Sakena Yacoobi that answers your questions. It’s part of our annual newsletter, where we also share progress...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls posted a progress report
    A Special Giving Opportunity.....
    By - Sondra Johnson - Afghan Women and Girls Thank You
    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...
    • 5 years ago
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    • drfrances
      drfrances I have heard Sakena Yacoobi speak and I know AIL does wonderful work but it really helps to hear first-hand how there work has changed a young woman's life.
      • 5 years ago
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  • Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls has received 432 donations
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  • Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls posted a progress report
    Sakena Wishes to Thank Her Supporters
    By - Sondra Johnson - Dr. Yacoobi Featured in Best-Selling Book
    There's a new focus on women worldwide. The New York Times magazine dedicated their entire issue one week in August on women in the developing world. Of particular focus was a newly launched book written by the well-known Pulitzer winning couple Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl DuWunn titled: "Half The Sky: Turning Oppression...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls posted a progress report
    August 2009 Update
    By - Alison Hendry - Administrative Assistant
    Recently, AIL was asked by the Afghan Ministry of Women’s Affairs to report on the impact AIL’s programs have had. We were amazed by our findings. Since beginning in 1996 through May 2009, 220,970 Afghans have been educated in AIL schools, centers and post-secondary programs and overall 6,778,026 Afghan lives have been...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls posted a progress report
    May 2009 Update
    By - Alison Hendry - Administrative Assistant
    AIL recently received an update from Hafisa, a young woman that had taken classes at a Women’s Learning Center in rural Herat, Afghanistan. As a teenage girl, Hafisa began going to the WLC in her village where she became literate and learned to sew. In all of her classes, the teachers talked about human rights, peace,...
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    • Jill
      Jill Keep up the good work! I am so happy for Hafisa, her teachers and all of students.
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    • Pam
      Pam This is a very inspiring story, great job Hafisa!
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  • Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls posted a progress report
    Update on Fast-Track Program
    By - Alison Hendry - Administrative Assistant
    During 2008 AIL educated 14,408 women and girls in Fast-Track classes in its Women’s Learning Centers (WLC) and schools. The girls that attend AIL classes range from school age girls looking for extra help and to gain new skills to older women attending literacy courses. Many of the older women begin coming to the center...
    • 6 years ago
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    • Jill
      Jill I am glad to be a part of a positive solution for Afghanis. To AIL - thank you for all the hard work to make this possible!
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    • tocdunlap@yahoo.com
      tocdunlap@yahoo.com Great positive stories about Afghan women and girls!!
      • 6 years ago
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  • Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls posted a progress report
    Thank you!
    By - Alison Hendry - Administrative Assistant
    Dear Global Giving Donors, We would like to send a huge thank you to those that donated to AIL’s Fast Tracking Education project during the challenge grant period! We were successful in meeting and exceeding our goal of raising at least $5000 and receiving donations from at least 50 donors; in fact, we raised a total...
    • 6 years ago
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    • Rhonda Cardwell
      Rhonda Cardwell Congratulations! Your work is extremely valuable, and I'm glad that I could be a small part of it. Rhonda Cardwell
      • 6 years ago
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  • Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls posted a progress report
    Latest update from Afghanistan
    By - Alison Hendry - Administrative Assistant
    The educational opportunities available to older women in Afghanistan are almost non-existent. The Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) is where Afghan women older than the customary school age turn to gain the skills and education necessary to help improve their lives. We’d like to share a recent success story from a...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls has received 334 donations
    • 6 years ago
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  • Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls posted a progress report
    Stories to Share
    By - Alison Hendry - Administrative Assistant
    Since the establishment of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) the goal has been to help women improve their situation in life. Following are a few stories from AIL’s Women’s Learning Centers (WLC) that exemplify the changes that AIL can make in Afghan women’s lives. When AIL student Rizagul was a young girl,...
    • 6 years ago
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    • David
      David what would be really nice...is to allow your donors to respond and have the comments posted publicly below each of your updates....this way you will encourage dialog, feedback, and a sense of community with your donors
      • 6 years ago
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  • Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls posted a progress report
    Snapshot (2008) of the Fast Track Education Project
    By - Alison Hendry - Administrative Assistant
    Between January and June of 2008, the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) has educated 9,143 women at centers 5 provinces of Afghanistan (Balkh, Herat, Kabul, Bamyan, and Parwan) as well as Afghan refugees in Pakistan. Subjects currently being taught to the women include: • Literacy • Dari • Science (Including...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
    • 6 years ago
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  • Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls has received 41 donations
    • 7 years ago
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  • Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls posted a progress report
    Information about AIL Fast Track classes
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director
    In response to a question from a donor about any religious teachings in the Fast Track classes, we wanted to share the following details about the program in Afghanistan: All of AIL's Fast Track classes include information on health, peace, gender and human rights issues. The subject matter of the Fast Track classes...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls posted a progress report
    Update on Fast Track classes—August 2007
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director
    The Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) is supporting Fast Track classes for 11, 125 students every six months in various subjects in five provinces of Afghanistan and in the NWFP of Pakistan. The Fast Track classes are held in AIL’s Women’s Learning Centers and Educational Learning Centers.
    • 7 years ago
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  • Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls has received 90 donations
    • 8 years ago
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  • Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls posted a progress report
    Annual Report
    By - Afghan Institute of Learning - AIL
    • 8 years ago
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  • Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls posted a progress report
    Update
    By - Afghan Institute of Learning - AIL
    • 8 years ago
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    • Brenda
      Brenda I am firmly of the opinion that the future peace and prosperity of the world depends on the position of women in society. Even if only a few become literate, it means that they, in turn, can educate their sisters and more than one woman can benefit from one small donation.
      • 8 years ago
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  • Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls posted a progress report
    Mid-Year Report
    By - Afghan Institute of Learning - AIL
    Creating Hope International shares this mid-year report from the Afghan Institute of Learning, highlighting some of AIL's recent successes!
    • 9 years ago
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  • Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls has received 87 donations
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Project Leader

Sakena Yacoobi

Founder & CEO
Dearborn, Michigan United States

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