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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books has received 3 donations
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    Giving Boys a Chance for a New Life
    By - Alison Hendry - Program Administrator
    In Monday’s report we told you about AIL supporting a program which is giving schooling and health care to boys who were begging on the street to support their families. In the beginning, students were wary, but now they look forward to coming to classes. There are currently two literacy classes; one has moved on to...
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books has received 2 donations
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    AIL's Street Children Program
    By - Alison Hendry - Program Administrator
    AIL recently began supporting a program that is giving schooling and housing to boys who were begging on the street to help support their families. For many of the younger boys, this is the first time they’ve ever had books to care for, so in February, AIL staff concentrated on teaching them to care for the books...
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books has received 9 donations
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    Just one hour a day can change a life
    By - Alison Hendry - Program Administrator
    Hi everyone! AIL had a successful 2013, bringing education to nearly 20,000 students, over 6,300 of which were boys. We could not have done this without your support. Afghan boys took classes in literacy, English, Arabic, and computers, all necessary skills to get good paying jobs to support their families. Boys who attend...
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books has received 5 donations
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books has received 9 donations
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books has received 19 donations
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    English classes are changing lives
    By - Alison Hendry - Program Administrator
    All of us at the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) and Creating Hope International (CHI) want to thank you for your support this year and wish you and your families a very happy holiday season! It is your support that has helped AIL educate so many boys this year—boys like Ahmad who just signed up for an English...
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books has received 4 donations
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books has made updates to their project page.
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    Thank you from AIL!
    By - Lucas VanAtta - Administrative Assistant
    Dear GlobalGiving Donors, Thank you so much for supporting the Afghan Institute of Learning’s (AIL) various projects on GlobalGiving. Over the years, the Global Giving donors have become invaluable to AIL. Through your generous support, AIL has been able to provide Afghans with education, health care, training and...
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books has received 5 donations
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books has received 4 donations
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    September update from AIL
    By - Alison Hendry - Program Administrator
    All of us at Creating Hope International (CHI) and the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) would like to thank our donors’ support for the ‘Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books’ project. Our Learning Centers educate all who come through the door, and although a majority of those educated are women, about...
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books has received 4 donations
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    • 9 months ago
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books has received 4 donations
    • 10 months ago
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    More Great News from the Afghan Institute of Learning
    By - Alison Hendry - Program Administrator
    So many wonderful things have happened for the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) in the last few weeks, and we’re very excited to share a few of them with you.  First, on Tuesday the Executive Director of AIL, Sakena Yacoobi received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Princeton University. The official...
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books has received 6 donations
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    AIL is now blogging at Huffington Post!
    By - Alison Hendry - Program Administrator
    The Afghan Institute of Learning is very excited to have been given the opportunity to blog at Huffington Post! Our first blog about the Women’s Networking Movement taking place in some of AIL’s centers has been posted. The Women’s Networking Movement is taking place in about 30 of AIL’s centers,...
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books has received 116 donations
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    Educating Boys for a Brighter Future
    By - Alison Hendry - Program Administrator
    On behalf of Creating Hope International (CHI) and the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL), we would like to thank you all for your generous support for the ‘Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books’ project.   Although our learning centers focus primarily on educating women and girls, we never turn away...
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    Happy Holidays from CHI and AIL
    By - Alison Hendry - Program Administrator
    The Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) and Creating Hope International (CHI) would like to wish you and yours the happiest of holiday seasons.  As you celebrate with those you love, please take a moment to look at CHI’s yearly newsletter, which we’ve attached to this report. As you will see, 2012 has been a...
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    AIL is Changing Lives
    By - Alison Hendry - Project Administrator
    Thank you for all you have contributed towards AIL’s goal of educating the people of Afghanistan. While the conditions in Afghanistan are still challenging, AIL is seeing positive changes in the lives of those Afghans that it works with.  While AIL’s primary mission is to educate women and children, AIL...
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    Success Story from Herat Province
    By - Alison Hendry - Administrative Assistant
    We would like to share with you a success story from one of our rural Women’s Learning Centers (WLC) in Herat province. This WLC is located in a village that does not have a school. This WLC began after the village came to AIL and asked for a center to be established in a building that the village would provide. AIL...
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    Incredible News!
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director, Creating Hope International
    Imagine our delight when we read that one of AIL’s Learning Centers in a very unsecured area near Kabul had more than doubled their enrollment of students from one month’s report to the next.  Imagine our absolute surprise to learn that the additional students were all boys!  Immediately we asked...
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    • John Hecklinger
      John Hecklinger Thanks for the update! Great to hear some good news from Kabul.
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books has received 132 donations
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    Sharing Good News
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director, Creating Hope International
    Since 1995, the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) has been helping Afghans lift themselves above the devastation of war by providing education, training, health care, and health education.  AIL’s approach is to interlink health and education programs, like building blocks that together form a whole...
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    Change in Thinking - Education Valued
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director, Creating Hope International
    During 2011, 4,477 boys attended classes at AIL’s Learning Centers in Kabul and Herat.  One of those students, named Mohammad Shafee is 10 years old and has been studying for one year at an AIL Learning Center.  His father is deceased, but his mother and his brothers support his efforts to receive an...
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    Education is Key
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director, Creating Hope International
    “Ali Khidadad is a boy who lost his father a few years ago. He is living with his uncle.  He is registered in English class.  His teacher says he is very clever and really wants to learn English.  He always gives thanks for the director of this center.” These are the kinds of stories we see every...
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    Keeping Young Men Involved
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director, Creating Hope International
    Another program has been started in Herat at the restored Gawhar Shad Musalla Complex that is helping to train boys as well as girls.  In addition to their continued offerings in their Learning Centers, The Afghan Institute of Learning has set up several cultural and specialty classes at the Complex in hopes of...
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    Numbers increasing
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director Creating Hope International
    AIL is seeing increasing numbers of young men in some of their centers. They are excited to have the opportunity to learn.  The following story is from one of the students at a rural center in a very conservative area far from Herat City, which just recently opened: “I am Mohammad Elham, one of Dy-Dana (CBO)...
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books has received 168 donations
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    Hope for the Future
    By - AIL Staff - Project Leaders
    Mohammad, one of the English students, said, “One of my great wishes was to speak English.  This wish of mine has been accomplished with the help of my hardworking teachers. I hope that AIL continues to support teachers in different parts of Afghanistan in order to totally eliminate illiteracy, and that our...
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    Five Reasons to Celebrate
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director
    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...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books 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...
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    Update
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director
    Many boys benefit from the programs offered by the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL).  When boys (or girls) do not have the money to pay for certain courses, like English, AIL offers them scholarships. The programs help boys like Ali Khodadad from following other paths: Ali Khodadad is a boy who lost his father a few...
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    Summer Update 2010
    By - Sondra Johnson - Project Administrator
    In addition to educating women and girls, the Afghan Institute of Learning also offers classes to helped to educate boys and young men in the AIL Learning Centers. Education allows Afghan males to find good employment and support their families, and offers an option to joining more extreme factions. 4,011 boys studied at...
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books 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...
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books has received 359 donations
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    Spring Update
    By - Sondra Johnson - Project Administrator
    In 2009, the Afghan Institute of Learning helped to educate 5,700 boys and young men in AIL Learning Centers. Education allows Afghan males to find good employment and support their families, and offers an option to joining more extreme factions. Other AIL Accomplishments in 2009 included: • AIL trained over 1,800...
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    Why our funding goal has increaed
    By - Sondra Johnson - A note of thanks...
    Dear donors to the ‘Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books’: We want to sincerely thank you for your many donations to this important project in Afghanistan. Our original goal was to reach $30,000.00, and we are nearly at that goal. However, due to the ongoing sensitive situation in Afghanistan, there is a still...
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books 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...
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    A Special Giving Opportunity.....
    By - Sondra Johnson - Growing Afghan Boys Thank You
    Thank you for your support. Your desire to make a difference in this world has made a difference, and we are very 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...
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books 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...
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    • Mark
      Mark I am encouraged when I read reports like this. But perhaps the project should be renamed, as boys don't stand out in the report.
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books 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...
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