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Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books

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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AIL Learning Centers are founded on community needs and desires and are primarily for women and girls to improve their education. But boys and men have always attended centers and in 2019, 3,483 of the 11,011 students at Herat centers were male.

English is a popular subject for many people and the Herat centers provided English language instruction to 939 males and 1,101 females last year. One of our newer centers only teaches the English language and has 229 students (89 male).

The manager had this to say, “Staff have monthly meetings to report and share ideas. We program different levels for different abilities. We meet with students’ families about the lessons and AIL’s work. Students become more and more engaged as the course continues and enjoy the class.”

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AIL is working towards

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

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Afghans are eager to become literate and many want to be computer literate in this modern age of digital information. Learning Centers offer computing when possible and AIL supports computing and coding classes at a private school.

“I have been in computer class for six months and I have learned lots of new things and am now a fully skilled computer programmer. Computing skills are extremely important and everyone needs to have them in this modern world. I am so proud of myself that I learned this skill.

Recently, I got a part-time job at a learning Center where I manage emails and coordinate meetings for the principal of the school. My new job means I can buy whatever I need. I am also able to teach computer skills to my brothers and sisters and we don’t need to anyone else to do it.”

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The year end newsletter for CHI is attached.

AIL is working towards

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


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Last month the computer Learning Center in Kabul held its graduation ceremony. There were forty-two graduates including 36 male and 6 female. The ceremony included demonstrating literacy skills as a brother and sister read the newspaper in Dari and then translated it. Another two students demonstrated creating a database and a calculator in Microsoft Access. They were the youngest students of the class being 13 and 15 years old.

Speakers at the event encouraged the graduates and said, "Education plays an important role in building good character in young people and building a good society.  Be a good citizen and take care of the environment and become a messenger for education – if you learn something teach it to another person.:

Thank you for your support for our work.

AIL is working towards

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

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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.”

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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.

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Afghan Institute of Learning

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