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The AIL education program is going well and classes are being held at 43 Learning Centers (LCs) in Afghanistan and Pakistan. A diverse range of subjects are offered including: math, literacy, Arabic, English, sewing, miniature painting, computers and physics. So far 13,888 students (including 9,044 females and 4,844 males) participated in Learning Center education. There are 150 females in 4 month long mobile literacy classes. AIL staff maintain libraries in many LCs to help students with their studies and expose them to as varied a selection of reading matter as possible. Here is a typical story from one center, “We could solve the family problem of two students this month. One of them is a young woman; her husband is an opium user. He didn’t let his wife join the center. But we talked with them and were able to get his agreement. After a lot of talk and face to face contact of the center’s manager and elders of the area he did agree with her. Now the woman is learning in our center. She is very happy about this and thanked AIL staff for changing her life.” This story reflects the growing problem of opium addiction in the male population and its devastating consequences on both the men and the female members of their families. AIL's education program gives boys hope for the future and skills that they can use for work.
AIL also conducts trainings during the year including teacher training. So far in 2016, 398 teachers (234 female and 164 male) have undergone training in modern methods of teaching. 701 (341 female and 360 male) have been to trainings on other subjects such as leadership, health, violence, tax, administration, IT and computers. The AIL emergency aid program is currently maintaining its supplies ready for an emergency situation, be it natural or manmade. AIL’s legal clinic continues to see women helping them with issues such as marriage, property disputes, custody or business matters. 30 women aged between 17 and 56 were helped with their legal concerns in April. This year AIL’s health program has provided 79,048 patients with health treatment and 50,433 patients have participated in some form of health education.
TODAY, your donation can go further! Donate between 9:00am and 11:59pm and help AIL continue its valuable work providing education to men and boys.