In 2010, AIL joined with World Pulse and New Global Citizens to provide safe discussion forums with women and students from around the world. The rural women of one of AIL’s largest Centers are now able to talk with other Afghan women and men from Kabul and Herat cities who are living very different lives than their own. All of these Afghans are now able to talk with people from different backgrounds and cultures. Through contact with the world outside of Afghanistan, these newly literate Afghans are able to make friends, and find mentors and supporters.
Connecting with other people through World Pulse and New Global Citizens provides young Afghans with a variety of opportunities to observe or take part in conversations on a wide variety of subjects of interest. These discussions are informal and respectful and provide an undeniable education on the culture and lives of other people that would be virtually impossible to experience without current technology.
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