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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

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.” 

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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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There is MORE! The two projects below ALSO receive 50% Match from Safer World Fund so your gift will be worth 50% more and then a percent more than that from Bonus Day.

1073 Save Rural Afghan Women and Children with Healthcare

1155 Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls

The 43 Learning Centers (LCs) in Kabul and Herat play a crucial role in providing educational opportunities to disadvantaged men and boys in small communities. In addition to regular classes in academics, computers and other subjects all students at LCs are taught fundamental life skills such as health information, peace education and leadership.

Computer classes are always popular at AIL centers. Students are interested to learn for work and for pleasure. One center reported the students wanted another 15 days of instruction so they could go over the course again and keep improving their skills. There is one LC that just has boys as students learning computing.

Stories tell the story of the impact these classes have.  One center manager had this to say, “We proud to have the people’s trust, especially females. This shows our success.  There are fewer job opportunities in Kabul nowadays but our graduate students get jobs. For example, two graduate students named Madina and Hussina from the center started their own computing course at home. They gathered the girls from their neighborhood and teach them for two hours every day with little fee, because they want to share what they learn with other girls and get some benefit for themselves. They thanked AIL for providing them the opportunity and will never forget AIL’s efforts for them.” 

Thank you for your continued support. 

AIL is working towards:

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

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Dear Friends,

Exciting Opportunity!

We are competing today for a share of a $50,000 bonus fund. The more we raise from you by midnight ET the larger the share of the pot we will get.

There is MORE! The two projects below ALSO receive 50% Match from Safer World Fund so your gift will be worth 50% more and then a percent more than that from Bonus Day.

Can you help?

1073 Save Rural Afghan Women and Children with Healthcare

1155 Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls

Newsflash: Dr. Yacoobi  is one of BBC 100 Women 2017! 

Learning Centers (LCs) in Kabul and Herat play a crucial role in providing educational opportunities to disadvantaged men and boys in small communities. So far in 2017,  22,203  students (7,380 male) have attended 6 month courses at  44 LCs in various locations. In addition to regular classes in academics, computers and other subjects all students at LCs are taught fundamental life skills such as health information, peace education and leadership.

Leadership is essential to every society. If there are no leaders then there is no government which leads to insecurity and chaos. Economic, political and educational and cultural activities decline.  Leadership skills training whether in regular classroom setting or in special intensive workshop formats have always been part of AIL’s program.  The training builds the capacity of the youth. They learn how to voice their opinions and take leadership roles. Sessions start with explanations of what a leader is, the difference between leadership and management and how to build self confidence in leadership. Communication skills, knowledge of social justice, politics and democracy are all covered.

One student said, “I learned that everyone can be a leader. I learned how to express myself and treat other people who are competing with me. I gained self- confidence. Leadership concerns influencing others and helping them be more capable so they can handle conflicts. I will be able to use these skills in my life.”

In 2017, AIL has provided 176 people (39 male) with Leadership Workshops adding to the leadership skills knowledge they gained in LC classes.

Thank you for your continued support.

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

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Dear Friends,

There are male students at most of AIL’s Learning Centers and there are 3 centers that have exclusively male students.  Two of these are in Herat province and 1 is in Kabul. The Kabul center does computer classes for boys. There are 14 boys in the class at present and they are studying the Excel program.

The class needs two more computers and has asked AIL for help. The manager also reported that some families were not supportive of the students but he spoke to them and explained the benefits of education and how this would help their sons get jobs and learn other skills.

One boy said, “We talked to our parents and explained about how useful this class is. We did the best we could to make our parents feel happy about us doing the class. It will improve our lives and our society too.”

This was a successful talk and the parents are now feeling good about the class. The students have asked for an English class to be held as well. Some AIL centers have joint English and computing classes available.

Thank you for your continued support.

AIL is working towards:

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

Follow our CEO on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/SakenaYacoobi

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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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