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

Numerous Workshops Held With Great Results

As part of AIL’s ongoing goal of providing Health Care and Health Education to the Afghan people, they have conducted many workshops already this year.  Three Expectant Mother workshops have been held, and all of the pregnant women that attended these workshops will be followed and monitored throughout their pregnancy and for several months after the birth of their child.  The results of these workshops are promising.  From the final numbers in 2011, there was only one stillborn out of the 37 deliveries, and 1 complication - at a rate of 2.7% compared to the national average of 5.2% according to the Afghan government. There were no maternal deaths compared to the national rate of 1.4% (UNICEF).

AIL has also held two reproductive health workshops and sixty women attended.  These women were both housewives and professionals, including 18 teachers who will then be able to pass on the information that they learned.

Other topics that have been covered in the workshop settings this year have included influenza, health, hygiene, and tuberculosis.  We know that AIL has many more workshops planned for 2012 in addition to their continuous health education sessions held every day in their clinics.

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May 24, 2012

Expectant Mother and Health Workshops Are Working

As part of AIL’s ongoing goal of providing Health Care and Health Education to the Afghan people, they have conducted many workshops already this year.  Three Expectant Mother workshops have been held, and all of the pregnant women that attended these workshops will be followed and monitored throughout their pregnancy and for several months after the birth of their child.  The results of these workshops are promising.  From the final numbers in 2011, there was only  one stillborn out of the 37 deliveries, and 1 complication - at a rate of 2.7% compared to the national average of 5.2% according to the Afghan government. There were no maternal deaths compared to the national rate of 1.4% (UNICEF).

In addition, AIL has held two reproductive health workshops and sixty women attended.  These women were both housewives and professionals, including 18 teachers who will then be able to pass on the information that they learned.

We know that AIL has many more workshops planned for 2012 in addition to their continuous health education sessions held every day in their clinics.

Please remember that Wednesday, June 13th (beginning at 12:01 AM EST) is a Bonus Day through Global Giving.  Donations received that day will be provided a matching gift of 30, 40 or 50 percent.

May 24, 2012

Incredible News!

Imagine our delight when we read that one of AIL’s Learning Centers in a very unsecured area near Kabul had more than doubled their enrollment of students from one month’s report to the next.  Imagine our absolute surprise to learn that the additional students were all boys!  Immediately we asked questions of the AIL Kabul Office.  They reported that a local businessman purchased computers and a solar powered device that provides electricity to the center in order to expand the programs there.  The Center hired two additional teachers and is offering English and Computer courses for young men.  Immediately, 58 males enrolled in these courses.  The Center intends to expand this training to females once the security situation is more controlled.

Please remember that Wednesday, June 13th (beginning at 12:01 AM EST) is a Bonus Day through Global Giving.  Donations received that day will be provided a matching gift of 30, 40 or 50 percent.

 
   

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