Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves



Provide training and seed funding to strengthen the efforts of five grassroots Afghan education centers serving 2,350 women and children started by local leaders responding to local needs.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Twenty-five years of war have devastated Afghanistan. Roads, buildings, homes, and farms are destroyed. There aren’t yet enough schools and learning centers. In the midst of this ruin, the fall of the Taliban has brought a renewed sense of hope for peace. Many rural and poor Afghans aren’t waiting for the government and are starting their own learning centers for women and children in abandoned homes or other buildings. Five centers serving 2,350 women and children need training and seed money.

How will this project solve this problem?

Project partner AIL will provide partial funding to ten Afghan organizations serving more than 2,350 students. AIL will also train their managers and teachers to strengthen and sustain their work despite ongoing instability and poor funding.

Potential Long Term Impact

AIL is a grassroots Afghan organization with 10 years of successful programs. Now AIL is sharing its expertise with new grassroots centers to prepare them to provide quality education services in Afghan communities today and for future generations.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $4,818

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $4,818 .  The original project funding goal was $89,375.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 51 donors like you, a total of $4,818 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Toc Dunlap

Executive Director
Dearborn, Michigan United States

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