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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

Bonus funds on ALL donations are available NOW until 9 am Thursday 13th.

Funds distributed on a proportional basis as to how much we raise, so we will get some extra money!

Up to $1,500 per unique donor per organization is eligible.

Make your gift go further DONATE NOW!  Thank you.

New recurring donations (active 4 payments) matched on initial gift up to $200 per donor per project. 

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.

50% Match Opportunity TODAY while funds last on this and all our projects on Global Giving! Max. $500 per donor per organization.  New recurring donations (active 4 months) matched 100% to $200.

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AIL is active in promoting literacy and book reading to all children. Recently, as part of a leadership class the staff held a Book reading contest called Books and Leaders. The boys and girls in each leadership class competed with each other. The contest encourages reading but also reading focus and close attention to detail in reading something that requires concentration of thought in today’s world of instant news, images and distraction.  

The questions used in the contest were composed from three books:

The Power of Emotional Intelligence written by Donal Gellman

Creativity and Problem Solving by Brian Tracy

Manage Your Time by Brian Tracy.  

One student said, “I enjoy books and doing this contest. I had to pay attention so as to be able to answer all the questions correctly. I really like reading a lot.” 

The school principal and head of the leadership class were the judges and a team won the contest with a high score of 30 out of 38 marks. 

Thank you for your continued support for literacy for boys and men. 

Special campaign running through 13th May! Donate to our project in honor of the mothers in your life, and help poor Afghans in the challenges they face.

New recurring donations (4 months active) get 100% match up to $200. All gifts in the campaign help us qualify for $1,000 bonus prize!

Donate today!

AIL is always looking for ways to increase literacy skills. It offers classes in reading and writing, publishes a magazine and supports or provides libraries.Boys and men attending AIL facilities have access to AIL own magazine. The most recent issue contained articles on a range of topics. 

The magazine explains that the Afghan Institute of Learning provides services in a variety of sectors including, education, management, leadership, health, job skills, promoting peace awareness and women and children’s rights in most provinces in Afghanistan. One of the core principles of the publication is the promoting of equality and fairness between people.The topics covered included, the role of education in creating stable and lasting peace, equality without discrimination, respect for women, English language importance, how to increase creativity, health and cell phone security. In addition there were articles on, the seasons, current economic situation, bureaucracy, puzzles, poems, volleyball, children’s literature and advice column.The magazine has a wide distribution that includes AIL Learning Centers, clinics and offices and the private schools run by Dr. Yacoobi. 

Thank you for your continued support for vital educational resources for boys and men such as magazines and books! 

AIL is working towards: SDG Goal 4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

The two projects below receive 50% Match from Safer World Fund so your gift will be worth 50% more.

1073 Save Afghan Women and Children with Health care

1155 Fast Track Education for Afghan Women and Girls

AIL is always looking for ways to increase literacy among men and boys. It offers classes in reading and writing, publishes a magazine and supports or provides libraries. Another way is through book publishing and recently the book, Focus of Thought was published by AIL. 

This slim volume of 124 pages is aimed at helping people to focus and therefore be more effective not just in reading but in anything they do. The chapters include principles of concentration, concentration in reading, working and positive thinking, as well as senses in the classroom. Reading is good for the individual but concentration in reading and in life is better, being in the moment helps us to be effective, alert, empathetic and aware of others.  At the book release presentation all the attendees received a copy of the book and AIL hopes to get copies to all its offices and Learning Centers.

Here is a story from one of the LC libraries, “I am a student of English at an AIL Learning Center. I am a school girl as well. My teachers at school gave me projects to search for. Fortunately I find lots of good books in the library at the AIL center which I can use as references. I study in this library and borrow some books to work on my projects. I also help my classmates to study and search on their projects. I am recommending my friends use this library.” 

Thank you for your continued support.

Special Opportunity to increase the impact of your year end gift!

The two projects below receive 50% Match from Safer World Fund so your gift will be worth 50% more.

1073 Save Rural Afghan Women and Children with Healthcare

1155 Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls

As the year draws to a close we reflect on what we have done and how this has changed lives for the better. AIL’s Learning Centers (LCs) give boys and men the opportunity to learn gaining both knowledge and capacity. In 2017, 23,054 students 7,580 (male) have attended 6 month courses at LCs ( rural) in Herat and Kabul locations.

Stories are the best way for us to show how you have helped poor Afghans improve their lives and communities. Here is one of our favorites from the year:

A student said, "In my opinion the first and best thing that youth need to do is to transform ourselves and then to transform the community. This way we will be able to motivate society and our country toward development and a more prosperous future. Everybody needs knowledge and perception in order to have a good life. We have learned that studying and reading books is “a light in the path of life”. Our countrymen spend less time on reading and studying useful topics than people in developed countries. This is one of the common reasons why our people lack academic awareness.

Our teacher tells us that a society develops when its people develop two habits, exercise and reading books. In this class we understand the purpose of reading books. Every month we read, summarize and present one book in front of the class. We have been doing this for a year. Now reading has become one of our daily habits. If I don't read some pages during the day, I feel like I have lost something."

Thank you for your continued support. Please read the 2017 Newsletter from CHI featuring AIL.

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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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