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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education posted a progress report
    Education means hope!
    By - Elizabeth Appleyard - Program Officer
    AIL started in the Afghan refugee camps of Pakistan, where Dr. Yacoobi  saw the plight of the people who were dropping behind in education, losing skills and were unhealthy and lacking hope. She founded AIL to address these problems and sees education as the key to a changed future for people. 17 years later AIL is...
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education has made updates to their project page.
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education has received 1 donation
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education posted a progress report
    Changing lives through education
    By - Elizabeth Appleyard - Program Administrator
    AIL has been helping Afghan refugees in Pakistan for 17 years providing education and health care. So far in 2014, 1,699 refugees have benefited from education classes at either the AIL Learning Center or one of 3 AIL schools. The aim of the classes is to help these people keep up with education so they do not fall too far...
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education has received 1 donation
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education 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.        ...
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education has received 2 donations
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education posted a progress report
    Zahra's Story
    By - Alison Hendry - Program Administrator
    Dear Friends,  Thank you for your support of the Afghan Institute of Learning’s efforts to provide education to Afghan refugees living in Pakistan. During 2013 a total of 1,718 Afghan were educated in AIL learning centers and schools. AIL currently supports a preschool program, one learning center and three...
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education has received 3 donations
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education posted a progress report
    In their words...
    By - Alison Hendry - Program Administrator
    Dear Friends, Thank you so much for your support of the Afghan Institute of Learning’s schools and learning centers for Afghan refugees in Pakistan. These schools and learning centers are often the only place where the refugees can receive education and training. During the later part of 2013, the AIL staff in...
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education has received 14 donations
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education has made updates to their project page.
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education 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...
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education posted a progress report
    September Update from AIL
    By - Alison Hendry - Program Administrator
    Dear Friends,  Thank you for your support of the Afghan Institute of Learning’s continued efforts to provide education to the Afghan refugees living in Peshawar, Pakistan. AIL is currently offering classes in three schools, one Learning Center and one preschool.  Summer holidays began in June for the 1,443...
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education 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...
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education 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,...
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education posted a progress report
    Thank your for your support!
    By - Alison Hendry - Program Administrator
    Thank you for your contributions towards the Afghan Institute of Learning’s education programs in Pakistan. During 2012, AIL was able to educate 2,945 Afghan refugees living in Pakistan through it’s schools, learning centers and preschool education program.  1,336 women were educated in AIL’s two...
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education 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...
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education has received 13 donations
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education posted a progress report
    Education Leading to a Brighter Future
    By - Alison Hendry - Project Administrator
    Thank you for all you have contributed towards AIL’s goal of educating Afghan refugees in Pakistan. While conditions are still challenging, AIL is seeing positive changes in the lives of those Afghans that it works with.  Through September 2012 AIL has educated 629 children in it’s preschool education...
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education posted a progress report
    Amazing Story from a Center in Pakistan
    By - Alison Hendry - Administrative Assistant
    Every now and then we receive a truly inspirational story that exemplifies the effect that AIL can have on the lives Afghan refugees. The following is one such story that we found very moving and would like to share with you.  My name is Fauzia and I am a 22-year old female originally from Kabul. 17 years ago my family...
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education posted a progress report
    Teaching Method Training
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director, Creating Hope International
    The Afghan Institute of Learning Peshawar Office continues to offer classes at two, separate Learning Centers located within the confines of an Afghan Refugee Camp.  In addition, they support three different schools in the area that serve Afghan Refugees.  The numbers of students in the first quarter remained...
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education 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...
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education posted a progress report
    One Student's Story
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director, Creating Hope International
    It is always especially poignant to me when I hear a story of hope from someone who lives in very difficult circumstances.  Here is a story from an afghan refugee who is now attending the Zarghoona Ana Learning Center in Pakistan: “My name is Zakara and I am from Panjshir Province.  I live with my father and...
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education posted a progress report
    Reaching So Many With Education
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director, Creating Hope International
    During 2011, nearly 1300 students attended classes in the two Learning Centers established in Pakistan for Afghan refugees.  Additionally, there are three schools in the area that the Afghan Institute of Learning helps to support that have more than 4000 students, of which the majority are Afghan refugees.We fully...
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education has received 20 donations
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education posted a progress report
    Life is Brighter
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director, Creating Hope International
    Aleya, a student at the Zarghoona Ana Center in Pakistan, is a refugee from Afghanistan and unable to attend school before she came to Zarghoona Ana Center.  She is studying literacy at this Center.  She says, “I am now in the 9th class and all of this is because of the AIL office.  Before, I was very...
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education posted a progress report
    One young man's achievement
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director Creating Hope International
    One young Afghan boy who now attends an AIL-supported center in Pakistan had this to say:  “My sister and I were working for our family and collecting dirt, useless papers and things from the street and around the shops.  A shopkeeper told us about this center and asked why we don’t attend.  We...
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education posted a progress report
    Bibi's Story
    By - AIL Staff - Project Leaders
    Bibi Lal is an Afghan and a student at one of AIL’s Learning Centers in Pakistan.  She tells her story of how the center has affected her life: “Four years ago we came from Logar because the situation of our life was very bad.  We lived in different places in Peshawar and finally live near this...
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education posted a progress report
    Five Reasons 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...
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education 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...
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education has received 17 donations
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education posted a progress report
    Update
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director
    There are now two schools for Afghan refugees supported by the Afghan Institute of Learning in Pakistan.  During the summer, they were on summer break but resumed their classes in September.  Since starting in September they have 899 students.  In addition to the two schools, AIL also supports two...
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education posted a progress report
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    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director
    The Afghan Institute of Learning is supporting two schools for children and two Women’s Learning Centers (WLC) for Afghan refugee women and older girls in the Peshawar, Pakistan area. In the first six months of 2010, 969 students (753 girls) have attended the schools and are now on holiday for the summer. The WLCs have...
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education 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...
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education posted a progress report
    Spring Update
    By - Sondra Johnson - Project Administrator
    In 2009, AIL educated 4,165 Afghan refugees in its schools and Women's Learning Centers (WLC) in Northern Pakistan. 79% of those educated were women and girls. Aziza, a student in the literacy program, shares the following: “I came to the Women’s Learning Center when my cousin told me there were free classes for women....
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education 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...
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education has received 66 donations
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education posted a progress report
    A Special Giving Opportunity.....
    By - Sondra Johnson - Afghan Refugees 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...
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education 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...
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education 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...
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  • Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education posted a progress report
    May 2009 Update
    By - Alison Hendry - Administrative Assistant
    Recently one of the students in an AIL learning center in Pakistan said: “I have four brothers and three sisters. My father is dead and my mother is sick. We came to Pakistan 11 years ago and we live in a refugee camp. I am literate, and before I got married I was in the eighth class. After I was married, I couldn’t...
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