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.
May 24, 2012

A Student's Hopeful Story

This is the story of a student at the Sar Asia Center in Herat:

I am 22 years old.  Seven years ago, I came to this Center and studied sewing.  I learned how to sew and the cutting of clothes.  Fortunately, I now have a daily income from sewing clothes.  I can earn 10 dollars per day and my family’s expenditures are 7 dollars every day.  I can save three dollars each day.  In one year I can save 1100 dollars.  This is how I am helping my family.  I continue to come to the Center to attend literacy and Arabic classes.  I am now in the fourth level of literacy.  When I started here, my family did not like the idea, but now they respect me and encourage me.  Recently, I enrolled my mother in literacy classes so that she may also learn.

These kinds of stories touch my heart and give me hope for all women in Afghanistan.  The idea that she is saving money for her future makes me smile and shows me that AIL is helping people lead better lives.  I’m including a picture that we recently received from a sewing class at an AIL Learning Center in Kabul.

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May 24, 2012

April Distribution

On April 2, 2012, the staff of the Afghan Institute of Learning’s Peshawar Office traveled to Katcha Gari to provide dry milk to 58 Afghan Refugee families that were victims of the flood.  They report that these families are still facing many difficulties with inadequate housing, food, clothing, etc.  They describe the area like this: 

“The poor and needy people who lost everything, even members of their family, live in these houses.  Some of them have no doors and no windows.  Some don’t even have a wall.  They have no floor cover or a place to sleep.  The houses look like ruins.  The 58 families that we were able to serve include men, women and children with lots of difficulties, sadness and sickness.”

The staff also reported that when they attempted to take pictures of the area, the residents objected to it.  Out of respect for these desperate families, they put the camera away.

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May 24, 2012

Continuing Assistance

The AIL Herat Office continues to provide monthly assistance to those families that were identified by the village elders.  These families receive enough staples to last through the month.  The staples include rice, vegetable oil and flour.  The families are so thankful for the help of AIL, and we wouldn’t be able to provide for them without your kind donations.  From them and from all of us at CHI and AIL – we say Thank You!!

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