Training effective Afghan Teachers

by Afghan Institute of Learning


Train 140 teachers to use interactive methodologies that improve learning for 84,000 students.
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Afghanistan's education system has traditionally relied on teaching methods of rote memorization and dictation. School enrollment has been low and dropout rates high. Afghanistan has one of the world's lowest literacy rates. Teachers who have not used their skills in decades must be re-trained and taught modern methods that encourage critical thinking and other cognitive skills central to independent thinking and learning.


140 teachers will complete a two-week seminar and learn how to use interactive teaching methods like role-play and group work. Teachers will learn to make lesson plans and integrate new curriculum on peace and health into their classes.

Long-Term Impact

140 teachers will emerge from a two- week course with modern teaching skills and be able to engage students in interactive study. Teachers will have renewed confidence and be more effective in producing students who are independent thinkers with open and curious minds.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Organization Information

Afghan Institute of Learning

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
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Project Leader:
Sakena Yacoobi
Founder & CEO
Dearborn, Michigan United States