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Jul 18, 2019

Bonus Day Today! AIL Empowering Women

Matching Funds available TODAY ONLY!

$100-499 donation 15% match/$500-749 donation 30% match/$750-1000 donation 50% match

You can donate to CHI and AIL and get a match for both.

New monthly donations (active 4 months) up to $200 per donor per project get 100% match! 

Empowering women is at the core of all of AIL’s work. The centers provide the opportunity for education in academic subjects such as literacy and income generating skills like sewing. Each woman who comes to class also learns about health, democracy, leadership and how to advocate for herself. AIL runs Leadership Workshops for women.

We wanted to tell you about another program Dr. Yacoobi started, the Women’s Empowerment Group. In 2018, 80 highly educated women aged 25 to 50 were invited to attend this program. The aim was to help them become better leaders, learn collaboration and cooperation and mutual support skills. The group discussed many topics in meetings and via the Telegram system. Topics included: good governance, culture, education for women, the environment, democracy, trust, honesty, responsibility and cooperation. After a year of working together almost all the women felt empowered to take on a greater leadership role and most stood for elected positions.

They have learned the importance of supporting each other and after elections they rallied behind the winners. These women advocate for all women and especially the disadvantaged from a position of influence and elected credibility. They are also role models, especially for girls. The women are life-long members of the group and continue to meet and support each other.

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Recently, the Professor Sakena Yacoobi High School, Herat won an International School Award from the British Council.  The awards go to schools that demonstrate a commitment to developing global citizens by embedding internationalism throughout the ethos and curriculum of the school.

The Director of the British Council, Afghanistan said: “This globally recognized accreditation helps enrich learning & improve teaching by guiding international learning activities, from introducing international education into the curriculum to embedding it within school culture.”

Jul 18, 2019

Bonus Day Today! AIL Empowering Women

Matching Funds available TODAY ONLY!

$100-499 donation 15% match/$500-749 donation 30% match/$750-1000 donation 50% match

You can donate to CHI and AIL and get a match for both.

New monthly donations (active 4 months) up to $200 per donor per project get 100% match!

Empowering women is at the core of all of AIL’s work. The centers provide the opportunity for education in academic subjects such as literacy and income generating skills like sewing. FastTrack program provides women and girls to progress as fast or as slow as they are able to.  Each woman and girl who comes to class also learns about health, democracy, leadership and how to advocate for herself. AIL runs Leadership Workshops for women.

We wanted to tell you about another program Dr. Yacoobi started, the Women’s Empowerment Group. In 2018, 80 highly educated women aged 25 to 50 were invited to attend this program. The aim was to help them become better leaders, learn collaboration and cooperation and mutual support skills. The group discussed many topics in meetings and via the Telegram system. Topics included: good governance, culture, education for women, the environment, democracy, trust, honesty, responsibility and cooperation. After a year of working together almost all the women felt empowered to take on a greater leadership role and most stood for elected positions. They have learned the importance of supporting each other and after elections they rallied behind the winners.

These women advocate for all women, especially the disadvantaged, from a position of influence and elected credibility. They are also role models, especially for girls. The women are life-long members of the group and continue to meet and support each other

Thanks for your support.

News

Recently, the Professor Sakena Yacoobi High School, Herat won an International School Award from the British Council. The awards go to schools that demonstrate a commitment to developing global citizens by embedding internationalism throughout the ethos and curriculum of the school. The Director of the British Council, Afghanistan said: “This globally recognized accreditation helps enrich learning & improve teaching by guiding international learning activities, from introducing international education into the curriculum to embedding it within school culture.”

Jul 18, 2019

Bonus Day Today!

Matching Funds available TODAY ONLY!

$100-499 donation 15% match/$500-749 donation 30% match/$750-1000 donation 50% match

You can donate to CHI and AIL and get a match for both.

New monthly donations (active 4 months) up to $200 per donor per project get 100% match!

Here is a snapshot of sewing skills classes at one of our centers. The Herat area has one of our largest Learning Centers which has 1,943 students (1,183 female). 270 of the females are learning some sort of sewing skill. There are 40 studying weaving, 22 roman dozy and 23 embroidery as well as 184 taking sewing. The latter course takes 12 months and students learn all aspects of tailoring and topics related to setting up a small sewing business.

"My name is Sharbano and I am twenty. For some time I had family problems and could not continue my education. We lived in a mountainous area and the girls stayed at home and were not allowed to go to school. There were no learning centers and if a girl was interested in school, she soon gave up the idea due to the insecurity.

We are an 8 person family. I have 6 siblings and my father is the only breadwinner in the family. I asked him to move to the city. He ignored this at first but I insisted. We did move and settled in Herat City, my neighbor introduced me to the AIL center in the area. I registered in the tailoring class. After attending the course, surprisingly, I became a talented tailor. I can sew every type of clothing for people and earn money. Then I joined the literacy class and now I am able to read and write and I am in grade 3 literacy class. Thanks to AIL for providing this type of center in remote areas."

Thank you for your support.

News

Recently, the Professor Sakena Yacoobi High School, Herat won an International School Award from the British Council. The awards go to schools that demonstrate a commitment to developing global citizens by embedding internationalism throughout the ethos and curriculum of the school. The Director of the British Council, Afghanistan said: “This globally recognized accreditation helps enrich learning & improve teaching by guiding international learning activities, from introducing international education into the curriculum to embedding it within school culture.”

 

 
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