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, schools and clinics. The women coming to these centers are sharing thoughts and ideas in ways that have not been possible until recently
To learn more about the Women’s Networking Movement, check out our blog at Huffington Post!
Creating Hope International, AIL’s partner, has set up a Facebook page where we will be sharing more news, pictures and information about AIL’s programs. Make sure that you ‘Like’ Creating Hope International on Facebook to get all the latest news!
Thank you for all that you have contributed towards Creating Hope International’s efforts to raise scholarships for Afghan students. School is currently out of session, but will resume in April. Once school resumes we will award the scholarships to deserving students.
Primary school students will receive tuition to a private school, books and a uniform. Through GlobalGiving and other funding sources, we have been able to raise enough funds for 20 scholarships for girls to attend private schools. These girls come from families who value education, and are doing their best to make an education a reality for their daughters but need a little help to pay school fees, purchase books and provide the girls with books. Once the scholarships have been awarded, we will be updating you with more information about these students.
Creating Hope has been able to raise funds for three university scholarships. The scholarships will go to two young men studying in Herat province, and one young woman who will be selected in April. These funds will be used to help the student pay for travel to and from school, as well as books and other costs associated with attending a university in Afghanistan.
Finally, we were able to fund a small scholarship to two Afghan students studying in the United States. These funds will be used for the students to purchase books, as well as pay for travel and any other incidental expenses they incur during their studies.
Thank you again for your generous support of CHI’s scholarships for Afghan students. We truly believe that you have helped change the course of these students lives with your generosity.
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 transformative year for AIL and CHI. After years of working tirelessly to provide education, training and healthcare to Afghans, we are beginning to see a real change. The minds of those AIL works with are being opened to the possibility of a peaceful Afghan society.
AIL is in the process of finalizing a 5 year funding plan, which will be put into place beginning in 2013. We are looking forward to sharing the details of this plan with you soon, and hope that you will find it in your heart to give generously to help us reach our goal. The people of Afghanistan are making great strides, but our work is not done yet. Instead of backing down, we need to push ahead and continue to give Afghans the tools they need to create a more peaceful country. We are hoping that we can count on you to help continue our work.
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