Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving

 
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving has made updates to their project page.
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving posted a progress report
    Thank you for your support
    By - Alison Hendry - Program Administrator
    We would like to thank all of the donors who have supported this project over the years. The original intention of the project was to teach women to weave, and then that the women would open businesses weaving carpets in their homes. Those of you who have been long time supporters know that we soon realized that the carpet...
    • 3 months ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving posted a progress report
    The Song that is Inspiring Afghan Voters
    By - Lucas VanAtta - Administrative Assistant
    Let’s put our hands together, let’s get together. Our hands hold our votes and our votes hold our future.   My fellow citizen It’s my vote, it’s your vote It’s a privilege for enduring peace My dear fellow citizen, with our vote leadership is in our hands.        ...
    • 6 months ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving has received 2 donations
    • 8 months ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving posted a progress report
    25 Carpet Completed
    By - Alison Hendry - Program Administrator
    We would like to thank you for your support of AIL’s Carpet Weaving project. Preserving this important cultural art is just one of AIL’s many goals, and thanks to your support the class is creating numerous works of art. The Carpet Weaving class made many great strides in the past few months. Students in the...
    • 9 months ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving has received 2 donations
    • 9 months ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving has received 2 donations
    • 10 months ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving has received 2 donations
    • 11 months ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving posted a progress report
    Beautiful photo of a rug in progress
    By - Alison Hendry - Program Administrator
    AIL’s carpet weaving program is unique. The women who participate are trained in the art but have no room for a loom at any of their homes. These women work full time at an AIL center and sell their completed works for the benefit of the program. Aside from earning livings for their families, they are keeping alive a...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving has received 21 donations
    • 1 year ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving 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...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving posted a progress report
    Carpet Weaving Classes Deliver Results
    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 for their support of carpet weaving classes in our learning centers. Carpet weaving is an art in Afghanistan, and is very culturally significant. Every carpet is different in its own way; each piece tells...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving 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...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving 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,...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving posted a progress report
    Women are Learning a Culturally Important Skill
    By - Alison Hendry - Program Administrator
    Creating Hope International (CHI) and the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) would like to thank all of our donors for their committed support for our cause. Every day, women in our learning centers are receiving relevant and high quality training in trades that allow them to earn an income. They are learning skills like...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving has made updates to their project page.
    • 1 year ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving has made updates to their project page.
    • 1 year ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving 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...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving has received 85 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving posted a progress report
    Carpet Weaving Part of Larger Effort
    By - Alison Hendry - Project Administrator
    Thank you for your support of AIL’s project. While the situation in Afghanistan continues to prove challenging, with your help AIL is finding ways to continue bringing high quality education to the women of Afghanistan.  The teachers and students in AIL’s carpet weaving program have been hard at work....
    • 2 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving posted a progress report
    Update on Carpet Weaving Program
    By - Alison Hendry - Administrative Assistant
    As we shared with you in October, carpet weaving is being taught in two of AIL’s centers. Since October, we have been able to increase the total number of students to 26 women.  Both the carpet-weaving course and the silk weaving course are very popular and are helping to teach these ancient skills to a new...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving posted a progress report
    Pictures From My Visit
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director, Creating Hope International
    While I was in Afghanistan for a conference in April, I had a chance to visit many of the AIL Centers and I was so pleased with what I saw.  Everywhere women were learning!  Whether it was literacy, math, English, Arabic or a skill, they were all very involved in their lessons.  Those that I talked to spoke...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving 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...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving posted a progress report
    A Beautifully Created Carpet
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director, Creating Hope International
    Finally, after all these years, I have a carpet of my own from the Afghan Institute of Learning.  I had considered ordering a carpet previously, but knowing all of the time that goes into each one and the shipping that would be involved, I refrained.  However, when I was in Afghanistan last Spring, I had time to...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving posted a progress report
    Hoping to Expand
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director, Creating Hope International
    Beautiful rugs have been completed this year by the women being instructed in carpet weaving at two of AIL’s learning centers.  Because each carpet takes months to complete, space is limited to only a few students at a time.   We’re still hoping to expand this program in the near future so that...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving has received 17 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving posted a progress report
    Carpet Weaving Being Taught In Two Locations
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director, Creating Hope International
    AIL Herat now has two centers for carpet weaving.  One location is in the Yacoobi Foundation educational learning center with 24 students.  The other location is a newly opened class in the restored Citadel in Herat City.  Currently there is one loom with two carpet weavers.  In the same room are the...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving posted a progress report
    Showcasing this skill to the public
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director Creating Hope International
    The carpet weaving projects have expanded as AIL is now offering this instruction at the newly re-opened Citadel in Herat City.  This location is for the public, and classes are being held on a regular basis and the required materials and instructors are being paid for by AIL.  As interest in this skill grows, the...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving posted a progress report
    Continuous Cycle of Learning
    By - AIL Staff - Project Leaders
    Afghan women continue to learn new carpet weaving skills and to share their knowledge and skills with each other.  Right now there are carpet weavers working from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. They are able to work on at least 2 pieces at a time so that as one is completed, another can begin.  As they are ready to...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving posted a progress report
    Five Reason's 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...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving 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 overcome...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving has received 15 donations
    • 4 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving posted a progress report
    Update
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director
    Along with the traditional carpet weaving there is a new skill being taught in the YF Women’s Learning Center called Silk weaving.  It is a traditional craft in Herat that was almost lost in the war years.  A woman who remembers how to do the silk weaving is reviving the craft at AIL centers.  It is a...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving posted a progress report
    Summer Update 2010
    By - Sondra Johnson - Project Administrator
    The Afghanistan Institute of Learning carpet weavers are widows that have very limited ways to earn a living. Many live with extended family. AIL has space at an education learning center where set up looms allow eight women to create handmade carpets. The center has a master carpet weaver who works with the less advanced...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving 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...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving posted a progress report
    Spring Update
    By - Sondra Johnson - Project Administrator
    Most of the AIL carpet weavers are poor widows that have very limited ways to earn a living. Widows in Afghanistan live with their extended family and are given a limited amount of space in which to live (one room of their own). Since one room is not enough space for women to set up a loom and begin their own carpet weaving...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving 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...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving has received 34 donations
    • 5 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving posted a progress report
    A Special Giving Opportunity.....
    By - Sondra Johnson - Empowered Afghan Women Thank You
    Thank you for your support. Your desire to make a difference in this world has made a difference, and we are so 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 this...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving 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...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving 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 and received skills training in AIL schools, centers and post-secondary programs. Overall...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving posted a progress report
    May 2009 Update
    By - Alison Hendry - Administrative Assistant
    During March, two pieces of carpet were completed and two others are 97% completed. Work began on these four pieces of carpet in December. Currently six poor Afghan women are beneficiaries of this program.
    • 6 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving posted a progress report
    Update on Carpet Weaving Program
    By - Alison Hendry - Administrative Assistant
    Since the last update, AIL has added one more woman to its carpet weaving program. The program now has a total of 11 women involved. Most of the carpet weavers are widows that have to other way to earn a living. Widows in Afghanistan live with their extended family, and are usually given a limited amount of space in which...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving has received 10 donations
    • 6 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving posted a progress report
    Snapshot (2008) of the Carpet Weaving Project
    By - Alison Hendry - Administrative Assistant
    Creating Hope International’s project partner, the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL), trains widows and poor women to weave quality carpets at two centers in Herat, Afghanistan. While they are weaving carpets in the center, they are paid a salary (actually more than the salary of a teacher) and the finished carpets are...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
    • 6 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving has received 7 donations
    • 7 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving posted a progress report
    Update of the Carpet Weaving Project—August 2007
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director
    The Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) trains widows and poor women to weave quality carpets in Herat, Afghanistan. While they are weaving carpets in the center, they are paid a salary (actually more than the salary of a teacher) and the finished carpets are then sold by AIL to help defray the costs of the program. ...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving has received 8 donations
    • 8 years ago
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  • Afghan Women Learn Traditional Carpet Weaving posted a progress report
    Annual Report
    By - Afghan Institute of Learning - AIL
    • 8 years ago
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Toc Dunlap

Executive Director
Dearborn, Michigan United States

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