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Feb 17, 2019

New Books

At the start of this new year we reflect on what we have done in 2018 and how this has changed lives for the better. AIL’s Learning Centers (LCs) give women and girls the opportunity to learn, to network with other women and to gain both knowledge and increase their capacity.

In 2018, 28,121 (19,095 female, 10,566 adolescent age) attended courses at 48 LCs. The courses offered at centers vary according to need. Literacy and sewing are popular, also English, computers, math, weaving. There are some centers that are specialist such as 3 that are preschool only and 1 that is boys computing, 2 that offer computers/English combination classes only. There are 32 centers in the Herat area (16 rural) and 13 in Kabul.

AIL received a consignment of 1,000 books and 50 associated teacher guides. The new book is a 60 page, color book of 6 Afghan folktales for children, 3 in Dari and 3 in Pashto. A talented Afghan illustrator had created engaging illustrations which are very appealing to children. The book is for 3rd - 8th graders. The teacher’s guide uses the folktales to teach basic comprehension skills such as main theme, character development and settings. The books were distributed to AIL Learning Centers and the Dr. Yacoobi four private schools  

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Feb 17, 2019

Mobile Literacy - A Successful Year

At the start of this new year we reflect on what we have done in 2018 and how this has changed women’s lives for the better. AIL’s Learning Centers (LCs) give women the opportunity to learn, to network with other women and to gain both knowledge and increase their capacity.

In 2018, 28,121 (19,095 female) attended courses at 48 LCs. The courses offered at centers vary according to need. Literacy and sewing are popular courses, also English, computers, math, weaving. There are some centers that are specialist such as 3 that are preschool only and 1 that is boys computing, 2 that offer computers/English combination classes only. There are 32 centers in the Herat area (16 rural) and 13 in Kabul.

The results of the 2018 mobile literacy classes have been collated. There were 385 students and 353 ended the class reading at a 4th grade level, that’s 91.6 percent! The other 32 now read at a 3rd grade level.  2018 saw AIL complete 70 mobile literacy classes since the program started with a pilot in 2010.

Aqeela attended a 4 month Mobile Literacy Class. “I lost the chance of being educated when I was a teen. I am so happy to have the opportunity to take part in this class and learn to read and write. I heard good things about the class and this persuaded me to join it. In the past 4 months, I learned to be a new person literate and educated in many things. I have become a skillful woman who is able to change the rest of her life.” 

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Feb 17, 2019

Expanding the Reach of AIL's Education

At the start of this new year we reflect on what we have achieved and how this has changed women’s lives for the better. AIL’s Learning Centers (LCs) give women the opportunity to learn, to network with other women and to gain both knowledge and increase their capacity.

In 2018, 28,121 (19,095 female) attended courses at 48 LCs. The courses offered at centers vary according to need. Literacy and sewing are common courses, also English, computers, math and weaving. There are some centers that are specialist such as 3 that are preschool only and 1 that is boys computing and 2 that offer computers/English combination classes only. There are 32 centers in the Herat area (16 rural) and 13 in Kabul.

The new TV station is going act as an outreach for this comprehensive education program. The station will enable AIL education to be broadcast to many thousands of women who are unable to attend an AIL center because of household responsibilities or problems of accessibility or security. We are excited to open this new chapter in AIL education for women. The station currently has one full time staff and a camera person. These work closely with AIL staff and Dr. Yacoobi’s private Radio Meraj on developing programs.

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