We are now able to report that AIL has accumulated sufficient funds to buy 14 sewing machines. Thanks to your generous support, staff are replacing worn out old machines used at Learning Centers and in some cases adding more machines to increase capacity. Seven centers will benefit from the latest purchases. Four centers are in Herat Province and these include one of AIL’s newer centers which only opened 9 months ago and will get 3 new machines. There are three centers in Kabul Province which will receive new machines also. Staff will continue to respond to the need for machines as they arise and change allocations if necessary.
Learning to sew can be life changing for students. One of students from literacy and sewing class said: ”My name is Aziza. I have a lot of problems in my life as my parents are dead and I was illiterate. I never thought that I could not be educated but from the day that I joined this learning center I started learning. Now I can read and write and I am also sewing clothes and I can earn money doing that. So I thank the AIL organization for providing us these opportunities.”
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