Bringing Green to Afghanistan

 
$5,942
$93,958
Raised
Remaining
Dec 22, 2011

Looking Forward to next Spring!

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. 

Oct 13, 2011

Expanding the curriculum

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!

Jul 7, 2011

New Curriculum added

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:

  • How we can make our house green with flowers in a short period of time
  • How to make good soil in a vase
  • How to plant trees for the green environment of our country and city
  • How to grow flowers and trees better
  • The value of greens and vegetables for the body of humans.
  • Where to cultivate vegetables
  • The economic value of vegetables for us.
Apr 5, 2011

The Growing Season

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.

 

Dec 28, 2010

Five Reasons to Celebrate

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.

  • As a generous donor to AIL, you are a gift to us and to the people of Afghanistan. We thank you and they thank you!!!

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:

  • Fatima’s story. Fatima is 22 is and has just graduated from Herat University and come to work with AIL. As a young girl, her school was closed by the Taliban.  She continued studying in one of AIL’s underground home schools and in 2002, reentered high school, graduated and went on to university. Today, her dream, we are humbled to learn, is to work for AIL. She said, “AIL works for people, AIL helps needy people and AIL works among people.  Also AIL’s wish is that Afghan woman and girls can support themselves and their families so the Afghan woman and girls are interested in this project.”
  • Each of the more than 7.9 million people (70% female) who have participated in AIL’s programs since 1996 is a reason to celebrate.  In spite of many challenges, they have chosen to improve their lives and their communities by attending AIL’s Teacher Training, Learning Centers, workshops, and schools; seeking health care and health education at AIL’s health clinics; or receiving AIL’s Community Health Workers into their homes.
  • AIL’s new gynecological and surgical hospital opened in October 2010. It is the only private women’s hospital in Herat province. To keep the reasons to celebrate continuing, fees paid by patients who can afford them will eventually help subsidize AIL’s services at community-based clinics.
  • The Cultural Association Center, a new Learning Center AIL opened in April 2010, located in a rural area about 50 km from Herat City.  The people of the area are very poor and primarily illiterate.  The community learned about AIL’s ability to help them offer educational opportunities to their citizens and worked together to build a small facility. Although all communities are involved in the establishment and sustainability of their centers, this rural area was able to rally its citizens to make this project a success. Through November, nearly 300 students, all of them female, have attended courses at the Center. Subjects included Arabic, Tailoring/Sewing, Math, and Literacy.

 

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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Sakena Yacoobi

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Dearborn, Michigan Afghanistan

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