TODAY ONLY September 21st-12:00pmET! 30% Matching funds available for donations made to AIL projects on GlobalGiving.org!
Donations up to $1,000 per individual donor per organization may be matched while funds available. The money runs out fast- so donate now!
BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE
This project gets a 50% match as part of Safer World Fund so your donation could be matched 80% if funds last!
The SWF match is up to $1,500 per donor per project.
Complex I know! but bear with me.
If you miss the 30% bonus match your gift to $1,500 could still get the 50% if funds are available.
The AIL education program is going well and classes are being held at 43 Learning Centers (LCs) in Afghanistan and Pakistan, including 15 rural centers around Herat. A diverse range of subjects are offered (though not at every center) including: math, literacy, Arabic, English, sewing, miniature painting, computers and physics. So far 13,888 students (including 9,044 females and 4,844 males) participated in Learning Center education. The mobile literacy students are creating various types of messages on health, peace, forgiveness, and leadership and life affairs. They are taught the characteristics of a being a contributing member of their community. .Below is the story of one woman,
“My name is Amena. I grew up deprived of a formal education. I usually asked others to dial numbers and make calls for me, even in urgent situations. One day my child became ill with a stomach virus, I had a cell phone but I did not know how to use it properly. I came out of my home and I asked a man who was passing by to make the call. As a result of my lack of knowledge with the phone, my child nearly died. This caused me great distress. Now as a student of the Mobile Literacy Class, I am able to use my cellphone by myself. For example, I learned to dial number, create free text message and send it to the others. I am able to communicate with other women, my relatives, classmates and neighborhood easily. Participating in this class has been a turning point in my life. I appreciate Prof. Sakena Yacoobi as a kind mother who always helps women build their self-worth. “
Your donation will help AIL continue its valuable work providing education and healthcare for women!