Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books

 
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books has received 223 donations
    • 5 years ago
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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...
    • 5 years ago
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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...
    • 5 years ago
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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...
    • 5 years ago
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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...
    • 6 years ago
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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...
    • 6 years ago
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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...
    • 6 years ago
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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...
    • 6 years ago
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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.
      • 6 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books has received 315 donations
    • 6 years ago
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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...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    May 2009 Update
    By - Alison Hendry - Administrative Assistant
    We’d like to share with you the story of a young man who has come to AIL to supplement his university education. He says, “I am studying Trigonometry at this Institute. I have been studying here for about four months as well as studying at the university for my Bachelors of Business Administration Degree. My major aim...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    2008 Year End Wrap Up
    By - Alison Hendry - Administrative Assistant
    In 2008, the Afghan Institute of Learning helped to educate 8,984 boys in AIL Learning Centers. We would like to share the story of Mohammad, a teenaged boy studying at an AIL Learning Center: He says, "When I was 8 years old, I wanted to go to school, but my father didn't let me go. He told me to go control the...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books has received 295 donations
    • 7 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    Stories to Share
    By - Alison Hendry - Administrative Assistant
    We would like to share with you the story of Mohammad, a male student in one of AIL’s centers. “My name is Mohammad and I have been a student of AIL’s English course for a long time. I was studying English before I can to the center, but I had problems in my previous school. The teacher did not pay attention to each...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    Snapshot (2008) of the Boys Education Project
    By - Alison Hendry - Administrative Assistant
    Between January and July 2008, Creating Hope International’s partner, the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL), has held classes for 3,296 Afghan boys in educational learning centers and schools in Herat, Kabul and Parwan, Afghanistan and Peshawar, Pakistan. A male student from AIL’s Mir Bacha Kot Center said, “I am...
    • 7 years ago
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    • megan.liddle
      megan.liddle Hi Alison, Thanks for sharing an update on this project! It's great to hear that things are going well. Good Luck!
      • 7 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
    • 7 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books has received 69 donations
    • 8 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    Snapshot of the Boys Education Project—August 2007
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director
    The Boys Education Project of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) has been very successful. The project targets educating older boys who have not had an opportunity to attend school or are behind in their schooling because of the fighting over the years in Afghanistan. Although known for its highly successful...
    • 8 years ago
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    • megan.liddle
      megan.liddle It's interesting and engaging to hear about and be contacted with projects like this one. Good luck and best wishes with your continuing inspiring work!
      • 8 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    Annual Report
    By - Afghan Institute of Learning - AIL
    • 9 years ago
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    • HillSculpt
      HillSculpt This report is 10 months old!
      • 8 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    Update
    By - Afghan Institute of Learning - AIL
    Between January and August 2006, the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) has held classes for 6,157 Afghan boys in educational learning centers and schools in Herat, Kabul and Parwan, Afghanistan and Peshawar, Pakistan.
    • 9 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books has received 49 donations
    • 9 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books posted a progress report
    Update
    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!
    • 10 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books has received 12 donations
    • 10 years ago
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Project Leader

Sakena Yacoobi

Founder & CEO
Dearborn, Michigan United States

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