Hello everyone! Thanks to you, our donors, AIL had a very successful 2013 in terms of bringing education and empowerment to Afghan women and girls. More than 9,800 female students took classes at AIL Learning centers, and over 7,000 were adolescent or teen girls. Popular classes included literacy, tailoring, computers, English, Arabic, math, and science. Your support really helped to make these classes available to the hungry minds of Afghan women, women who really want to become independent and start their own careers to provide for their families, or to become leaders in their communities.
Your support made AIL able to host many leadership workshops, which saw nearly 1,500 women participate. These leadership workshops provide young women with information on what makes a good leader, how to become empowered, and how to become a leader in the home and in their community. Another 1,300 women took part in AIL’s numerous health workshops, including workshops for expectant mothers, nutrition education, and reproductive health, giving them knowledge and a say in matters of health.
One of the participants from a leadership workshop we held in December had this to say about her experience:
“Without any exaggeration, this workshop was the best, the most efficient, and excellent workshop that I have ever attended. This workshop was full of content and it made me aware that I could reach my full potential in order to be a good leader in the future. It encouraged me to use my capabilities. In the future I want to work on women against violation issues. I want to be a great leader among the women teach them awareness and importance of education.”
We would like to thank you so much for your support of the Empowers Afghan Women program. Without supporters like you, we couldn’t have accomplished what we have or what we plan to do in the future. Thank you!!
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