A teacher of three years attended a technique seminar which was given by AIL and learned many new teaching methods that are very useful for the students. She said, “A monitor from the Ministry of Education came into my classroom, saw my materials and charts, was very impressed with my teaching techniques and how my students were learning and asked where I learned them. I told him that I learned them from AIL.”
Five Reasons to Celebrate
The year 2010 has been one of many challenges for people throughout the world. In Afghanistan, insecurity, violence, and poverty continue to threaten communities. But the people of Afghanistan are strong and hopeful, and they are working hard to overcome these challenges. At the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL), we see it every day. You can help Afghans, particularly women and children, to create a better future for themselves and their families with a contribution to AIL through Global Giving.
Looking back upon the year, what we focus on are our reasons to celebrate.
In fact, you make all of the other reasons to celebrate possible. Here is the rest of AIL’s top five reasons to celebrate in 2010:
Your renewed support will help AIL and the Afghan people start 2011 with renewed hope. If you have not yet renewed your support for AIL, please donate today and tell a friend. Thank you and best wishes.
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 overcome many challenges: women are emerging from the darkness of illiteracy to a bright and hopeful future; rural Afghan villages are being empowered to provide education and health care for their children – boys and girls; young men and boys who were part of the violence are finding a reason to believe in peace. All of this and much more is possible because of your contribution. Thank you!
As you celebrate this Holiday Season and anticipate the approach of the New Year, we hope that you will think of us again and make another donation to help ensure AIL is able to continue our work. You have most likely heard that Afghanistan continues to suffer terrible insecurity and poverty. But AIL is undaunted by the headlines because we know that the people of Afghanistan are working hard every day to improve their lives and the future of their country. Together with the people of Afghanistan, we are confident because we know that people like you believe in us and stand by us.
When you make your donation, check out the Tribute Card and Gift Card options – and please tell a friend about AIL and encourage them to make a donation too.
No matter what our circumstances today, when we believe in each other and work together, we can be assured that tomorrow will be better. Seasons Greetings and thank you again.
AIL Executive Director
Following is a story from one of the teachers trained by the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) training staff.
“I am one of the teachers in a school where AIL has trained the teachers. Since I have taken AIL’s seminar, I can feel changes in my teaching methods because I am getting very good input from my students and I am very glad and satisfied. AIL’s seminar teaches us how to use available and natural materials for our lessons and how to stimulate students and how to get a student to participate in the class work such as group work and asking questions. Through these methods, the students can take the lessons easily and comprehensively and also I learned how to make plans (annual plans, monthly plans and daily plans) so a teacher can be successful because of having plans.”
The Afghan Institute of Learning regularly holds education workshops and seminars for Afghan teachers to upgrade their training and teaching skills. In the first half of 2010, AIL trained 704 teachers in pedagogy, health and leadership skills.
At a pre-school training seminar held April in Kabul, one teacher said “I have enough work experience in Kindergarten, but I didn’t use these methods and materials which makes the lessons interesting. Lots of materials were available and I didn’t know how to present the lessons in a convenient way to the students. Now I know how to use the lesson materials with the help of this Seminar.”
Another participant said “It has been long time since I worked with a Kindergarten class. I wasn’t acquainted with the new teaching techniques, methods of using lesson materials and organized lesson plans. Now I’ve learned all kinds of better teaching techniques and i will apply them.”
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