Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls

by Afghan Institute of Learning
Vetted
Dec 12, 2011

Changing Lives of Women and Communities

So many women and girls lives are being changed by the fast track classes that the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) offers in its learning centers.  This year alone we had 10,577 students in our  fast track  classes and 7,494 of them were women and girls. 

So much has changed since we started our fast track classes for women and girls in 2002 in Afghanistan.  Then women wanted to learn to read and write and to learn tailoring and other skills.  Women are still coming to us for those classes but those who have become literate are now asking for much more.  They are studying English,  learning how to use computers and communicating with others around the world through the internet.  They are asking for other classes that enrich their lives such as painting, calligraphy, drawing and miniature painting.  They want to learn more about such subjects as math and physics. And, because they are now educated and are finding their voices, they are asking for leadership workshops so that they can be active in the communities where they live. When students ask, AIL finds a teacher and starts a class.  The women and girls are still studying at their own pace but, thanks to you, they are building on what they have learned and expanding their knowledge and skills.  Most importantly, they are using what they have learned to make positive changes in their families and in their communities.

Thank you for all of your donations throughout the years!!! 

And, if you or your family and friends are giving to us this December, remember that your gift will still receive 50% matching funds from the Safer World Fund.

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Afghan Institute of Learning

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.afghaninstituteoflearning.org
Project Leader:
Sakena Yacoobi
Dearborn, Michigan United States
$259,341 raised of $295,000 goal
 
3,777 donations
$35,659 to go
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