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by Afghan Institute of Learning
Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books
Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books
Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books
Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books
Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books
Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books
Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books
Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books
Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books
Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books
Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books
Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books
Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books
Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books
Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books
Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books
Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books
Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books

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In the first 6 months of the year, AIL has provided educational opportunity to 4,929 young men and boys in classes ranging from preschool to literacy, English, computers to traditional Afghan arts such as calligraphy and miniature painting. One of our centers in Kabul just teaches computing and has increased its class size to 60. All the students were boys until May of this year when 2 girls joined.

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Recently, the Professor Sakena Yacoobi High School, Herat won an International School Award from the British Council. The awards go to schools that demonstrate a commitment to developing global citizens by embedding internationalism throughout the ethos and curriculum of the school.

The Director of the British Council, Afghanistan said: “This globally recognized accreditation helps enrich learning & improve teaching by guiding international learning activities, from introducing international education into the curriculum to embedding it within school culture.”

AIL’s goal is to educate the people of Afghanistan so they can have greater opportunity and better lives. While the conditions in Afghanistan are still challenging, AIL is seeing positive changes in the lives of those Afghans that it works with.  AIL’s primary mission is to educate women and children, but never turns away any Afghan seeking help.

In the first two months of the year, AIL has helped to educate 4,706 young men and boys in classes ranging from preschool to literacy, English, computers to traditional Afghan arts such as calligraphy and miniature painting. 

Here is a story that shows how the centers are a community resource: “At the beginning of the month, the vaccination campaign began in the whole city area. The AIL Learning Center hosted vaccinators from the department of public health. People brought their children to the center and they were vaccinated. This action meant a large number of children was saved from dangerous diseases. The center likes to help the community and this sort of event means people become aware of the center and what it does. They see we have classes for girls but also for boys who need help.”

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Dr. Yacoobi joined with high level national and international delegates in the "Seville Commitment" - Supporting Localization Efforts for #SDGs.  She said, “AIL has provided SDG services to the most marginalized and disadvantaged for 25 yrs. In my talk I emphasized it is essential to work with local governments and provide resources to local NGOs who are doing good work. Replicate excellent SDG focused programs so No One is Left Behind!”

 

AIL is working towards

SDG Goal 4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

At the start of this new year we reflect on what has been achieved in 2018 and how this has changed lives for the better. AIL’s Learning Centers (LCs) give people the opportunity to learn, to network with others and to gain both knowledge and increase their capacity.

In 2018, 28,121 students (9,026 male) attended courses at 48 LCs. The courses offered at centers vary according to need. Literacy and sewing are popular, also English, computers, math, weaving. There are some centers that are specialist such as 3 that are preschool only and 1 that is boys computing, 2 that offer computers/English combination classes only. There are 32 centers in the Herat area (16 rural) and 13 in Kabul.

Computing remains an in demand course at many centers. In 2018, 1,651 students attended some sort of computer class. Herat area centers had 485 male computer students.  Kabul’s boys only computer center had 118 students in the year a big increase from previous years. Two sites offered a combined computers and English 6 month course.

Parviz  said, “I am living in a place far from the center of the city . If a student want to learn computers or English he or she must travel a long way and that is a big problem for me and other like me. When I learned there is a center which teaches English and computers without charging fees I was very happy. I have been studying here for two months. In this short time I have learned a lot about computers and computer programs. I am very interested in computers.”

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Computing is always a popular class at any Learning Center that is able to provide it.  So far in 2018, 495 students in Herat have studied computers including 241 females and 254 males.  In the Kabul area there have been 350 computing students this year.

One student said, “I am Ubadullah and I have been very interested to learn computers for a long time. My economic situation is not good, we are poor and my father is a farmer. One day a friend said, “There is a course that teaches computers and English and it is free. If you want to you can go there”.  I have studied there for four months now.  I am able to type and make charts in the computer, I want to especially thank Professor Sakena Yacoobi who has provided such opportunity for Afghans children.”

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So far this year, 27,293 people have attended classes at AIL Learning Centers (LCs) of these   8,772 are male, that is 33%. Literacy is often the first class many students want to attend. Herat LCs have had 2,189 males attend literacy class so far this year.  At Kabul area LCs they have had 748 people enrolled in literacy classes so far this year as well as 782 enrolled in Arabic class.

“I am very glad that I can now read and write and I am interested to learn more. I would like to join the computer class and maybe get a job in computing. Literacy was the first step for me to a new life.”

Thank you for your support for Afghan boys and young men as they study and work to gain modern, marketable skills and improve their lives.

 

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Afghan Institute of Learning

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

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