Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves

 
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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves has received 3 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves has been marked as funded. They raised a total of $4,826 from an original funding goal of $89,375!
    • 2 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves posted a progress report
    Changing Directions
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director, Creating Hope International
    The Afghan Institute of Learning’s grassroots efforts have certainly paid off over the last 16 years.  AIL has been able to reach more than 9 million people during that time.  The learning center model has been successful in providing education to Afghan Women and Children.  Recently, we have been...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves 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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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves posted a progress report
    Helping Each Other
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director, Creating Hope International
    One of the workshops that the Afghan Institute of Learning offers is a five day training in Leadership Skills.  This workshop is in high demand from the residents in the areas where AIL works.  We recently received a number of stories from these workshops and I wanted to share one with you to show you how...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves posted a progress report
    Succeeding!
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director, Creating Hope International
    It is so exciting to see the Afghan people transitioning back to independence.  Although we realize that it is a long road, we are pleased with the information that we receive from the Learning Centers that AIL is working with.  All of the Learning Centers are continuing to attract students because of the quality...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves posted a progress report
    The Afghan People are eager to learn
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director, Creating Hope International
    AIL Herat reports that between 150 and 370 persons used the library for research and study monthly in July, August and September.  Students from the Professor Sakena Yacoobi Private School in Herat visited the library during this time.  Ten additional books were donated during the period. Another AIL Project,...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves has received 5 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves posted a progress report
    Opening of a Public Library
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director Creating Hope International
    In May, 2011, with the support of the community, AIL opened the Gawhar Shad Begum Library and Research Center in Herat City.  This Library is located in the Gawhar Shad Mausolem in the historical Gawhar Shad Musalla complex that dates from the 15th century and is currently being rehabilitated.  Upon the opening of...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves posted a progress report
    Update on Learning Centers
    By - AIL Staff - Project Leaders
    A unique attribute of AIL’s community-based education is its student-centered, interactive teaching method that fosters critical thinking. Traditionally, Afghan education has focused on rote memorization and lectures. AIL’s teacher training and subsequent monitoring and supervision program is the basis for its...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves 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 Institute...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves 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...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves posted a progress report
    Update
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director
    In all parts of Afghanistan, people in the communities are helping each other to learn and study.  In the case of the following story, a wife helps her daughter to be able to study by talking to her husband: The daughter of M. Akbar says, “I hoped to read news, magazines and the commercials of TV but my father...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves has received 12 donations
    • 4 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves posted a progress report
    Summer Update 2010
    By - Sondra Johnson - Project Administrator
    More than 90% of AIL’s projects are community-based. Local community leaders work with AIL staff to develop requested classes and programs. Leadership qualities are taught in most classes to empower participants. One student said, “Now I am passing the 4th level class. I never I properly thanked AIL that I have...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves 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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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves posted a progress report
    Spring Update
    By - Sondra Johnson - Project Administrator
    More than 90% of AIL’s projects are community-based. Local community leaders work with AIL staff to develop requested classes and programs. Leadership qualities are taught in most classes to empower participants. One adult student said, “Ten days ago, there was a conflict in our village between two families about the...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves 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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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves posted a progress report
    A Special Giving Opportunity.....
    By - Sondra Johnson - Afghan Communities 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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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves 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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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves 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, AIL has supported 315 schools or educational learning centers and 13 health clinics. Most of them are community-based. 220,970...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves has received 30 donations
    • 5 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves posted a progress report
    May 2009 Update
    By - Alison Hendry - Administrative Assistant
    AIL recently received an update from Hafisa, a young woman that had taken classes at a Women’s Learning Center in rural Herat, Afghanistan. As a teenage girl, Hafisa began going to the WLC in her village where she became literate and learned to sew. In all of her classes, the teachers talked about human rights, peace,...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves posted a progress report
    2008 Year End Update
    By - Alison Hendry - Administrative Assistant
    More than 90% of AIL’s projects are community-based. The community where projects are located work with AIL staff on the project. Part of AIL’s input is leadership training, which helps community members be better leaders. One of those community members made this comment after taking AIL’s leadership...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves posted a progress report
    Stories to Share
    By - Alison Hendry - Administrative Assistant
    We’d like to share the story of Omid, a student of one of AIL’s centers in Mir Bacha Kot. This grassroots center was begun in 2003, and the following story shows the importance of these centers. My name is Omid, I live in Mir Bacha Kot and am a student in grade 5. I am studying English at the AIL center in my...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves has received 9 donations
    • 6 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves posted a progress report
    Snapshot (2008) of the Community Based Organization Project
    By - Alison Hendry - Administrative Assistant
    Believing that participation by the community in a project gives the community a “stake” in the project and, in the long run, makes the project sustainable, the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) has been supporting Community Based Organizations (CBOs) since 1996. As of June 2008, AIL was supporting 33 CBOs, with 4...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
    • 6 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves has received 2 donations
    • 7 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves posted a progress report
    Update on AIL Grassroots Learning Centers
    By - Toc Dunlap - Executive Director
    The Afghan Institute of Learning ( AIL) continues to be a leader in supporting grassroots Educational Learning Centers for women and girls and boys who have no other access to education. At the same time, AIL is building the capacity of communities to provide educational services for themselves when the government is...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves posted a progress report
    Annual Report
    By - Afghan Institute of Learning - AIL
    • 8 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves posted a progress report
    Update
    By - Afghan Institute of Learning - AIL
    Believing that participation by the community in a project gives the community at “stake” in the project and, in the long run, makes the project sustainable, the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) has been supporting Community Based Organizations (CBOs) since 1996. As of October 2006, AIL was supporting 35 CBOs for...
    • 8 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves has received 3 donations
    • 8 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves posted a progress report
    Mid-Year Report
    By - Afghan Institute of Learning - AIL
    Creating Hope International shares this mid-year report from the Afghan Institute of Learning, highlighting some of AIL's recent successes!
    • 9 years ago
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  • Help Afghan Communities Help Themselves has received 2 donations
    • 9 years ago
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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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Toc Dunlap

Executive Director
Dearborn, Michigan United States

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