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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

AIL has risen to the challenge of Covid-19 and kept its programs running during the pandemic. Education was provided online and through education packs delivered to students.

Dr. Yacoobi said, “ I am so proud of my staff who have kept AIL running through the pandemic with adapted programs AND produced PPE for ministries and hospitals- 14,000 face shields, 13,000 masks, 400 other items AND opened a 50 bed Covid-19 hospital AND provided food aid and counseling AND provided covid information through Radio Meraj!”

We are glad to say that centers and schools are now open under strict social distancing and sanitation rules. Students are delighted to be back especially the children who missed their friends, teachers and the structure of classroom life.  Boys had continued their learning through the distance education program and computing from home with some boys coming into a center one day a week to use the computer. Kabul’s computer only center also provides English instruction to its 107 students (2 female). This is an intensive, fast track course designed to accelerate proficiency in computing which is a valued job skill. 

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Covid-19 has created a great many difficulties in Afghanistan, especially because it is a poor country and has fragile health and education systems. AIL has had to close its Learning Centers but staff worked hard to adapt its education program to online, distance learning. Students have been provided with education packs and have access to a teacher by email, a hotline and in person if necessary.

It is vital that  allstudents continue their learning and do not lose heart.  “It takes time and patience to gain acceptance for education, especially in rural areas. I am concerned that our students do not lose heart and turn away from education,” says Dr. Yacoobi.

Quarantine has increased the sense of isolation that many people feel and is pushing boys to seek any form of work to bring in some income. The stress of the health and economic situation is causing a rise in family disputes and violence in the home.  The education packs give boys a focus and a hope that they will return to school or an AIL center for classes in the near future.

AIL has been able to repurpose its tailoring classrooms at many sites, to the production of personal protective equipment. Teachers and tailoring course graduates are producing gowns and masks while other staff are joining in and helping to make face shields. These items are being used in AIL health clinics and being donated to the government for use in other cities.

Your support is vital in helping us maintain our distance learning program. 

 

AIL is working towards

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

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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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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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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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