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Apr 29, 2019

Educational Opportunity

We are providing education to a growing number of women and girls of all ages and backgrounds. In the first two months of the year, we brought education to over 9,236 girls in subjects such as literacy, English, Arabic, and computers. We have also provided these women and girls with ample opportunities to gain skills in sewing, tailoring, carpet and silk weaving, macramé, and painting. All of these skills open doors to careers and other opportunities to make an income.

In addition, our Fast-Track program has opened doors to women and girls by providing them with flexible schedules to learn the basics as fast or as slow as they are able to. We wish to thank you all for your generosity and compassion in making these hopeful changes possible!

Habiba said, “I was born in Ali Khail village to a farming family.  The first three children of my family were girls and the next three were boys. I am the oldest girl. I could not go to school and learn knowledge because in my village there is no school or place for education. My sister and I worked with our father on the farm. We earned a little money for life necessities.In the end the bad situation of life and future education of my brothers compelled us to leave our birthplace and move to Mazar e Sharif city. My brothers can now attend school and get an education. I am happy for them.  Knowledge can stop a person falling into poverty. We have spent four years in Mazar e Sharif but I cannot go to school.A few months ago, I enrolled in a literacy class at the AIL center and after two months I am able to read and write! I would love to go to school if I can, that is my hope.” 

Thank you for your support.

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Dr. Yacoobi joined with high level national and international delegates in the "Seville Commitment" - Supporting Localization Efforts for #SDGs.  She said, “AIL has provided SDG services to the most marginalized and disadvantaged for 25 yrs. In my talk I emphasized it is essential to work with local governments and provide resources to local NGOs who are doing good work. Replicate excellent SDG focused programs so No One is Left Behind!”

Apr 29, 2019

Learning Centers are part of the Community

AIL’s goal is to educate the people of Afghanistan so they can have greater opportunity and better lives. While the conditions in Afghanistan are still challenging, AIL is seeing positive changes in the lives of those Afghans that it works with.  AIL’s primary mission is to educate women and children, but never turns away any Afghan seeking help.

In the first two months of the year, AIL has helped to educate 9,236 females and 4,706 males in classes ranging from preschool to literacy, English and computers to traditional Afghan arts such as calligraphy and miniature painting and glass making. The computer class students, like all students, also learn about peace, human rights, health and much more during their time at the center.Centers act as social gathering places and some even have health clinics.

Here is a story that shows how the centers are a community resource: “At the beginning of the month, the vaccination campaign began in the whole city area. The AIL Learning Center hosted vaccinators from the department of public health. People brought their children to the center and they were vaccinated. This action meant a large number of children was saved from dangerous diseases. The center likes to help the community and this sort of event means people become aware of the center and what it does. They see we have classes for girls but also for boys who need help.”

News

Dr. Yacoobi joined with high level national and international delegates in the "Seville Commitment" - Supporting Localization Efforts for #SDGs.  She said, “AIL has provided SDG services to the most marginalized and disadvantaged for 25 yrs. In my talk I emphasized it is essential to work with local governments and provide resources to local NGOs who are doing good work. Replicate excellent SDG focused programs so No One is Left Behind!”

Apr 29, 2019

AIL Provides Quality Teacher Training

Quality teacher training has been at the heart of AIL’s education program since the beginning. In 2018, 766 teachers (436 female) received training. AIL provides  high quality teacher training education in modern, interactive, student centered teaching methodologies. In the past year, 396 teachers benefited from this teaching training. Other teachers attended various workshops and conferences and learned about a variety of subjects including, leadership, good governance, good citizenship, reproductive health and violence against women. They share this information with their students enriching their understanding and capacity. 

"My name is Moshtari. I graduated from the English Department of the Education University. I used to teach English to the female classes in the high school. Last year, the principal of my school asked me to teach grade one of the male primary level. I had no idea of how difficult it would be. I applied the methods I used in the high school but I did not achieve the desired results as I could not control the class well. They did not concentrate on the lesson and were noisy.  I started to hate my class because I felt that the students did not like me that is why they did not learn my lessons.

Fortunately, I got the chance to participate this seminar. First I thought that this seminar would be the same of other seminars but found out I was wrong. The facilitator explained psychology and how this topic related to our class situation.Each each age group of students has its own characteristics and features and their own needs. We should teach according to the age group to help them improve. The facilitator mentioned psychological books for the primary level. I downloaded two of them and started to learn about the physical and mental characteristics of my children.

Now I am waiting eagerly to restart my teaching after off days. I feel strongly that I can bring positive changes as I know my students better than before. I am able to make my students interested in class by applying games and group work.”

News

Dr. Yacoobi joined with high level national and international delegates in the "Seville Commitment" - Supporting Localization Efforts for #SDGs.  She said, “AIL has provided SDG services to the most marginalized and disadvantaged for 25 yrs. In my talk I emphasized it is essential to work with local governments and provide resources to local NGOs who are doing good work. Replicate excellent SDG focused programs so No One is Left Behind!”

 
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