Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books

by Afghan Institute of Learning

Dear Friends,

Today only,October 7, make your donation go even further!

Noon to midnight ET on donations to these special projects will be eligible for Youthspark bonus funds from Microsoft , but the money will go quickly.

Here are the eligible projects: 

362 Educating Tibetan Refugee Children and Youth

1534 Give Schooling and Housing for Children from Nepal

12500 Help Fund Scholarships for Afghan Children

1143 Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books

8791 Transform the Lives of 70,000 Afghan Adolescent Girls

So far in 2015, Afghan Institute of Learning Centers have educated over 20,000 students , the health program has provided care to over 129,000 people  and health education to 82,000! Your donation will help AIL to continue providing vital education and health services and transform lives for the better in Afghanistan. Many young Afghan boys are in need of good educational opportunity so they can do well in life and stay out of trouble. Currently, one AIL facility the AIL Street Children Center has 130 boys who go to class and some receive housing and clothing as needed. Many have progressed to the stage where they can rejoin school and now hope to go onto university too!

The matching funds are only available for a limited time, so be sure to make your donations on October 7 at 12.01 pm ET! All donations are final and up to $1,000 per donor per organization can be matched. The percentage of the match will be determined at the end of the day. The percentage of the match will be determined at the end of the day.

Dear Friends,

Bonus Day September 16th!  30% matching funds available for this project!

Can you help?

Donate between 9am- midnight ET September 16th and get a 30% match up to $1,000 per donor per organization! Funds will go quickly!

 AIL is helping some of the most vulnerable boys in Herat City. There are 130 boys at the Street Children LC, some have come in off the streets where they were either wandering aimlessly or trying to earn a little money selling items. Other boys were in school, but had fallen behind in their subjects and needed extra help. All these boys now attend classes in a safe environment. When they are ready, they start studying at the public school but they still receive help at the Street Children LC, where they live. There are 78 in literacy, 39 in math, and 13 studying English.The boys now have purpose and are motivated to do well in school; some already aspire to go to university or to be teachers themselves.

Here is Ahmad’s story:“ I am Ahmad  and I am one of the  students of the AIL Street Children Learning Center. I am going to public school and I am also studying here at the center. My subjects at school are very tough since I want to study hard. Among all the subjects, one of the most difficult ones for me was English. They didn’t really help and teach us well at school, and I couldn’t go to any courses because of the expense but since I came here to this center, I started taking English classes with many of the other students and we are all doing well at it. Now I am doing great at school in English subjects and it has been awhile since I was chosen as the assistant to the English teacher. Our English classes at the center are really great; we are speaking, and doing group work and acting. There are a few of my classmates who already started teaching it at  other Learning Centers. I am also going to start teaching English at those centers, I will be more motivated, strengthened and I will be supported financially.  I want to thank AIL for changing my life.”

Thank you for your interest in boys education in Afghanistan.

Boys in an AIL Program
Boys in an AIL Program
Dear Friends, 
Thank you so much for all of your support of the Afghan Institute of Learning! We value your support and are grateful to you for taking an interest in those less fortunate in a far off land. You are helping to improve the lives of thousands of Afghans each year through our health, education and training programs. We are writing today to share our annual report with you, highlighting the many achievements of AIL and the impact on the lives of beneficiaries that you have supported. We hope that you will take a few minutes to view the report by clicking the link below and learn about the many ways you helped Afghans through AIL's innovative programming.


Getting boys back in school and on track to catch up with their peers is one of AIL’s goals. One of its Learning Centers called the Street Children Center currently has mostly boys in their care. The boys are provided with a place to learn, getting them off the streets, and given  health care. The facility currently caters to 130 boys ages 4 to 17. Some attend lessons and once they have reached the appropriate level they are taken daily to a local school to continue their studies. The center also teaches these children how to behave, dress, eat properly and do chores so they can learn social skills after having lived on the street.

AIL reaches boys at the lowest levels to start literacy and eduction but it also works at the other end providing libraries and books for boys to read once they have become literate. AIL has an ongoing commitment to the library at The Citadel in Herat. AIL is also setting up small libraries in its Learning Centers and one center in Herat recently reported that it has redesigned its library space. The center students were using old books so new ones were purchased and now there are 500 books available for all students. The boys and girls are issued a library card so they can access the books. Everyone loves the space and the books!

Thank you for your interest in literacy and boys education in Afghanistan.

Boys in an AIL class
Boys in an AIL class

Dear Friend,

A Special Day – Today!  Matching Funds Available!

Today we have a great opportunity which we would like your help with. There are matching funds available for ALL donations made to this project today. This is a guaranteed bonus!

Starting at 9am EDT on May 13th, GlobalGiving is matching donations on our project! Any online donation up to $1,000 made today will go even further to help our work. You can donate any time between 9am EDT and midnight to have your donation partially matched by GlobalGiving –guaranteed! Just click here and support our program on May 13th.

The percentage of the match will be determined at midnight; the more given today the greater our bonus!

Your donation will help AIL continue educating boy and young men at AIL's Learning Centers and schools!

Please help by donating  to our project today, May 13th. Thank you.


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Afghan Institute of Learning

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Sakena Yacoobi
Dearborn, Michigan United States

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