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.
Oct 27, 2015

New Sewing Machines to be purchased soon

Dear Friends, 

Thank you so much for your support of the Afghan Institute of Learning and its effort to purchase sewing machines for our sewing classes. AIL's classes use machines that the staff are able to repair as necessary to extend the life of those machines. Unfortunately, a number of these well used sewing machines have come to the end of their useful life, but thanks to you we will be able to replace them with new ones! 

These classes are really popular as they are a way for women to learn a skill both useful in their family life but also as a means to earn an income.

 

Here is a typical story from Zahra, “Before coming to the center I was broke and hopeless since we had no job or income in our family and I could not do anything. I joined the sewing and literacy classes and now after 6 months of the sewing course I have my own business. I work at the center and I work at home sewing. I am almost the only breadwinner in the family. I do other people’s work for them and get paid! Coming to the center, learning skills changed my life.”

 

The staff in Afghanistan have decided to wait until they have raised some more money before buying new machines.   As soon as the funds are in place the machines will been purchased and we will let you know!

 

Thank you for your support!

Oct 7, 2015

Bonus Funds Available October 7th

Dear Friends,

Today only,October 7, make your donation go even further!

Noon to midnight ET on GlobalGiving.com donations to these special projects will be eligible for Youthspark bonus funds from Microsoft , but the money will go quickly.

Here are the eligible projects: 

362 Educating Tibetan Refugee Children and Youth

1534 Give Schooling and Housing for Children from Nepal

12500 Help Fund Scholarships for Afghan Children

1143 Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books

8791 Transform the Lives of 70,000 Afghan Adolescent Girls

So far in 2015, Afghan Institute of Learning Centers have educated over 20,000 students , the health program has provided care to over 129,000 people  and health education to 82,000! Your donation will help AIL to continue providing vital education and health services and transform lives for the better in Afghanistan. Many young Afghan boys are in need of good educational opportunity so they can do well in life and stay out of trouble. Currently, one AIL facility the AIL Street Children Center has 130 boys who go to class and some receive housing and clothing as needed. Many have progressed to the stage where they can rejoin school and now hope to go onto university too!

The matching funds are only available for a limited time, so be sure to make your donations on October 7 at 12.01 pm ET! All donations are final and up to $1,000 per donor per organization can be matched. The percentage of the match will be determined at the end of the day. The percentage of the match will be determined at the end of the day.

Oct 7, 2015

Matching Funds Available October 7th!

Dear Friends,

Today only,October 7, make your donation go even further!

Noon to midnight ET on GlobalGiving.com donations to these special projects will be eligible for  Microsoft Youthspark matching funds , but the money will go quickly!

Here are the eligible projects: 

362 Educating Tibetan Refugee Children and Youth

1534 Give Schooling and Housing for Children from Nepal

12500 Help Fund Scholarships for Afghan Children

1143 Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books

8791 Transform the Lives of 70,000 Afghan Adolescent Girls

So far in 2015, AIL Learning Centers have educated over 20,000 students , the health program has provided care to over 129,000 people  and health education to 82,000! Your donation will help AIL to continue providing vital education and health services and transform lives for the better in Afghanistan.

Adolescent girls are an impressionable group and well able to absorb new ways of thinking and behaving. AIL teaches these girls to think and have their own opinions and to see themselves as leaders. These life lessons are in addition to regular classes taken at centers. One student from the AIL center at an orphanage said, “ My name is Fatana. I am 18years old. I attended English classes and I got capable enough to start teaching. For a girl of my age it is difficult to become a teacher, but AIL makes it possible to be what I wanted. I am so happy because I can teach English and get money to pay my university and life expenses. I want to be a good leader as soon as possible. My life has changed since coming to this center.The teachers directed me in the best ways and motivated me to  feel responsible for my future.”  

The matching funds are only available for a limited time, so be sure to make your donations on October 7 at 12.01 pm ET! All donations are final and up to $1,000 per donor per organization can be matched. The percentage of the match will be determined at the end of the day.

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