Afghan Institute of Learning

The Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) works to empower all Afghans who are needy, especially women and children, providing them the knowledge and skills to care for themselves. AIL is expanding access to quality education and healthcare through community based programming, enabling communities to develop the capacity of their people. The goal is to create a foundation of quality education and health systems throughout Afghanistan which meet the needs of local people now and in the future. AIL was founded by an Afghan woman and is run by women, reaching thousands each year through health facilities, educational centers and training programs.
Feb 13, 2017

Communities identify those who need Emergency Aid

Dear Friends,

Community-based Learning Centers (LC) are one of the core programs of AIL.  AIL works in partnership with each community where there is an LC with each partner contributing.  One of the ways that an LC community assists AIL is in identifying those in their community who are the most in need of assistance. Many Afghans now need assistance because of the lack of jobs, high prices for food, a harsh winter and increasing security problems.  AIL gives assistance four times each year and is now working with LC communities to identify those most in need for a distribution in February.  As in the past, many of the recipients will be widows and those that are disabled.  In the next report, we will give you the details of the February distribution of assistance.

 

Thank you so much for your donations to help those Afghans in great need!!!

Feb 13, 2017

Thank You!

Dear Friends, 

Thank you so much for your support of the Afghan Institute of Learning and its effort to purchase sewing machines for our sewing classes. AIL's classes use machines that the staff are able to repair as necessary to extend the life of those machines. Unfortunately, a number of these well used sewing machines have come to the end of their useful life, but thanks to you we will be able to replace them with new ones! 

These classes are really popular as they are a way for women to learn a skill both useful in their family life but also as a means to earn an income. 

Here is a typical story from Zahra, “Before coming to the center I was broke and hopeless since we had no job or income in our family and I could not do anything. I joined the sewing and literacy classes and now after 6 months of the sewing course I have my own business. I work at the center and I work at home sewing. I am almost the only breadwinner in the family. I do other people’s work for them and get paid! Coming to the center, learning skills changed my life.” 

The staff in Afghanistan have decided to wait until they have raised some more money before buying new machines in quantity.   As soon as the funds are in place the machines will been purchased and we will let you know! 

Thank you for your support!

Feb 13, 2017

Thank You!

Dear Friends, 

Thank you so much for your support of the Afghan Institute of Learning and its effort to purchase sewing machines for our sewing classes. AIL's classes use machines that the staff are able to repair as necessary to extend the life of those machines. Unfortunately, a number of these well used sewing machines have come to the end of their useful life, but thanks to you we will be able to replace them with new ones! 

These classes are really popular as they are a way for women to learn a skill both useful in their family life but also as a means to earn an income. 

Here is a typical story from Zahra, “Before coming to the center I was broke and hopeless since we had no job or income in our family and I could not do anything. I joined the sewing and literacy classes and now after 6 months of the sewing course I have my own business. I work at the center and I work at home sewing. I am almost the only breadwinner in the family. I do other people’s work for them and get paid! Coming to the center, learning skills changed my life.” 

The staff in Afghanistan have decided to wait until they have raised some more money before buying new machines in quantity.   As soon as the funds are in place the machines will been purchased and we will let you know! 

Thank you for your support!

 
   

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