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 structure. While delivering these basic services AIL has also been able to promote critical thinking skills and model and teach human rights, women’s rights, peace, democracy, and leadership. With new skills and information, Afghans are becoming empowered and hopeful. Through your financial support, you have been a part of these seeds of systemic change.
Through the natural progression that exists when people begin to think for themselves, AIL often receives requests from Afghans who want to find ways to work together to promote love, understanding, and forgiveness to their people in order to return to a peaceful way of life; the way of their country’s history. Supported by Fetzer Institute, AIL is responding to these requests by holding an International Conference on Love and Forgiveness this Spring that will be shared throughout the country and internationally via film. This conference will focus on the study of Afghan poets and musicians, particularly the work of Mawlana (Rumi). Participating in the conference will be poets, writers, Sufis and government representatives from all parts of Afghanistan and the world.
Joining the Conference, in person, or via film or writings, are:
AIL invites you to join Afghans in thought and through your own study of music and poetry that brings us all closer to the peaceful world we endeavor to achieve.
Slowly but surely we are making progress on the funding of this much needed equipment for the clinic. We are at almost 30% of our goal. So many patients will benefit from an x-ray machine being available to them. During the last half of 2011, 12,219 patients were treated in this clinic. We hope that we will soon be able to expand their diagnostic care with this machine.
Please keep in mind that Wednesday, March 14, 2012 is Bonus Day through Global Giving. Donations up to $1,000.00 will be provided with a 30% match. The bonus allotment is $50,000.00 and the period runs from 12:01 AM EST until the funds are exhausted. So, if you would like your donation to go a little further with the help of Global Giving, give early on March 14th. Thank you!
2011 Was such a wonderful year for the community that this hospital serves. On average, more than 2200 people received medical services each month at the hospital. How wonderful it would be to have the x-ray machine available to serve these patients.
Thank you to all of you who donated to this project.
Visitors to the new hospital just keep increasing. In August, 2306 patients were seen at the hospital. The x-ray machine is desperately needed to adequately serve these patients. It is heart-breaking to have to turn patients who need medical care away knowing that they will not be able to seek assistance elsewhere.
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