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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

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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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. 

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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.

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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
$82,314 raised of $99,000 goal
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