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 many challenges: women are emerging from the darkness of illiteracy to a bright and hopeful future; rural Afghan villages are being empowered to provide education and health care for their children – boys and girls; young men and boys who were part of the violence are finding a reason to believe in peace. All of this and much more is possible because of your contribution. Thank you!
As you celebrate this Holiday Season and anticipate the approach of the New Year, we hope that you will think of us again and make another donation to help ensure AIL is able to continue our work. You have most likely heard that Afghanistan continues to suffer terrible insecurity and poverty. But AIL is undaunted by the headlines because we know that the people of Afghanistan are working hard every day to improve their lives and the future of their country. Together with the people of Afghanistan, we are confident because we know that people like you believe in us and stand by us.
When you make your donation, check out the Tribute Card and Gift Card options – and please tell a friend about AIL and encourage them to make a donation too.
No matter what our circumstances today, when we believe in each other and work together, we can be assured that tomorrow will be better. Seasons Greetings and thank you again.
AIL Executive Director
AIL is presently focusing on providing assistance to flood survivors who are receiving little or nothing from outside sources. The first delivery made by AIL was of food and utensils to Afghan refugee families near Peshawar who had lost everything. AIL planned to deliver more needed items to the families but the authorities decided to move the families to another camp. Since then, AIL has identified a small area where there are 250 families, Afghan refugees and Pakistani nationals, who need floor coverings and blankets for the coming winter. Delivery was made last week and will be reported on in a few weeks.
We greatly appreciate your continued support for Help Desperate Families From Pakistan Disasters!
We have already delivered a water container, utensils and dishes with food to 500 Afghan families (approximately 3500 people) in Zahkel refugee camps near Peshawar. The families have lost everything and are living in a tent. In the coming weeks AIL will also be providing a floor covering for each family.
We have been given a wonderful opportunity with The Safer World Fund!! For a limited time, any donation to this project will be matched 100% by The Safer World Matching Fund! Please help us take advantage of this amazing offer so that we can help more flood survivors.
1252 Help Desperate Families from Pakistan Disasters
AIL is helping 500 Afghan families in Zahkel refugee camps near Peshawar who have lost everything in the recent flooding in Pakistan. UNHCR has provided each family with a tent and a cot. This week AIL will provide a water container and utensils and dishes with food to all of the families. We look for a more detailed report within a week to ten days. As a follow up in the coming weeks, AIL will also be providing a floor covering for each family. If you can, please donate to this project so that we can help more flood survivors.
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 crew did a beautiful job capturing the essence of the best of the Afghan people, and the struggles they work with to achieve a better life. This film is now on YouTube, and it will be the best seven minutes you spend today. Moderated by Sakena Yacoobi, AIL’s executive director, this video offers a true taste of Afghanistan. Here’s the link to view it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7t1Xu_MwHg
We are also adding this as a permanent link to this project for future viewing.
Your donation makes a precious impact on the lives of Afghan men, women and children. We thank you for your past support, and encourage you to forward this message to those who can help to continue this important work.
A reminder: June 16 is a special Global Giving Matching Day! - GlobalGiving will be matching all donations up to $1,000 per donor per project for this project at a 50% match. If you could like to donate again to our project, your donation will go further on June 16th. Thank you for your support….
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