As the planting season is over for this year in Afghanistan, the students are looking forward to Spring when they can see the trees that they planted last year blossom, and plant additional greenery around their schools and in their villages.
We thank all of you who have supported this project in 2011.
In August, the “Connecting Children with Nature” curriculum was expanded a little further. In addition to the subjects mentioned in our last report, the following topics were covered:
Information about tree/plant diseases and how to eliminate them
Identifying different kinds of trees
Controlling the growth of plants and trees
Responsibility of people to establish a green environment
How to make medicines from plants
Another AIL Project, “Transform Lives of 70,000 Afghan Adolescent Girls” has been chosen to be part of the Girl Effect Challenge, which runs from October 15 through November 15, 2011. Approximately 60 projects have been included in this challenge. The top six projects with the highest number of unique donations will become part of the Girl Effect Fund for one year and each is expected to earn an additional $25,000. Please check out our project #8791, and thank you for your generous support of our programs!
We are so excited about a new curriculum that has been developed by the staff of AIL called Connecting Children With Nature. The staff has focused on introducing young children to horticulture in hopes that with a renewed interest and knowledge embedded in young people, the “greening” of Afghanistan will continue.
Included in the curriculum are the following subjects:
The growing season is about to begin in Afghanistan and the first planting of trees is being planned and coming along nicely. AIL staff and students plan to plant trees at schools, centers and clinics. The AIL training staff is continuing to work on the curriculum that will support the hands-on learning about the local native vegetation.
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.
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