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.
Mar 5, 2012

Knowledge Shared

In our last report, I mentioned AIL’s Leadership seminars being in high demand.  The results that we are seeing from these seminars are astounding.  The women who are attending are not only improving their own lives, but also working to improve their neighbors and communities.  Here is an example:

 “I am now a woman with high education. I have many economic problems, but I couldn’t work out of home to earn anything. The low salary of my husband couldn’t solve our problems. After joining the Leadership Workshop, I learned that I have to be aware of my abilities. I should attend some courses in order to provide services to both my family and my people. One of the participants in Leadership Workshop guided me to attend a Sewing Course so I attended the course and learned sewing. I sewed cloth and sold it. With my earnings I could buy a sewing machine. Then I established a sewing course. I taught some students who were mostly illiterate girls and women. Now all of them are intelligent and talented tailors and spend their life sewing and earning respectfully.”

 

Mar 5, 2012

Continuous and Reliable Assistance

After conversing with the elders of a poor section in the city of Herat, AIL identified several needy families to assist during the winter months. Each of the families being assisted consists of six members on average.  This winter in Afghanistan has been especially harsh with very cold temperatures and an abundance of snow.  Instead of having a one day disbursement of goods, AIL is providing these identified families with the staples of rice, vegetable oil and flour each and every month.  These families will not have to be concerned about what food they will eat tomorrow. 

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!

Mar 1, 2012

Change in Thinking - Education Valued

During 2011, 4,477 boys attended classes at AIL’s Learning Centers in Kabul and Herat.  One of those students, named Mohammad Shafee is 10 years old and has been studying for one year at an AIL Learning Center.  His father is deceased, but his mother and his brothers support his efforts to receive an education.  Shafee says, “I am thankful for Dr. Yacoobi and the teachers at my center for helping me to learn literacy.  I wish them all a long life full of success.  I will continue my studies and I will help my people in the future.”

Please keep in mind that Wednesday, March 14, 2012 is Bonus Day through GlobalGiving.  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!

 
   

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