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Computing is a vital modern skill and AIL’s computer classes are always oversubscribed. Currently there are 8 facilities offering computing and a total 65 female students. The Yacoobi private schools also have computing classes for all students. Students learn about software applications such as word, excel, publisher and learn how to type at speed. The AIL Youth Club which has 100 members (50 female) offers classes in computing and education about hardware and software, the internet and security.
The ability to type and use a computer helps students in their fast- track classes as they have access to other means of learning through the computer. Literacy students can engage with online learning for example.
Sewing is a fast-track class for those able to follow an accelerated path in their learning. Usually the sewing class takes 9 months to complete but some students complete it in less time. It can very much depend on their circumstances at home and the additional time they can apply to tailoring. As with any new skill how quickly one picks up the techniques make all the difference.
Fast track literacy classes help women advance quickly courses of study. Some women have more time available for classes while others have to take a course more slowly due to family commitments.
Literacy is very popular with 1,037 students studying literacy in AIL centers in June. Other students who are unable to get to class take advantage of education offered through Radio Meraj and AIL’s Meraj Academy. The latter is provided on TV Meraj with a daily, televised high school curriculum for grades 7-12. A mobile literacy class is running currently. This class takes students to 4th reading level in 4 months.
"Aqeela said, I am a woman who lost the chance of being educated when I was a teen. I am so happy for having the chance to take part in this class. I heard good things about the class and this persuaded me to come here and participate. In the past 4 months I learned to be a new person educated in reading and writing. Moreover, I learned to be a skillful woman who is able to change the rest of her life.
In June, there were 975 sewing students at AIL Learning Centers across 11 provinces of Afghanistan. AIL also offers carpet weaving, embroidery and nut weaving all of which are traditional Afghan crafts.
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Fast track literacy classes help women advance quickly through literacy learning in step with their ability and available study time. Many women have childcare and family responsibilities and so have to take more time to complete a literacy level. There are those who advance through the 8 levels of literacy offered at greater speed than the average learner and benefit from the fast-track program. Recently, 60 women graduated from the fast-track mobile phone literacy course. Most students reach a 4th grade reading level within the 4 months of the specialized course of literacy learning.
Learning to sew changes a woman’s life giving her independence, self-confidence and self-esteem as well as an income generating skill. This class is also available as a fast-track option. So far in 2023: 1,034 students have learned sewing at Herat centers and another 240 at Kabul centers.
Fast-tracking education classes helps those who are doing well to progress at their own pace and complete courses earlier than other students. Thank you for your support for our education initiatives.
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