Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books

by Afghan Institute of Learning
Mar 1, 2012

Change in Thinking - Education Valued

During 2011, 4,477 boys attended classes at AIL’s Learning Centers in Kabul and Herat.  One of those students, named Mohammad Shafee is 10 years old and has been studying for one year at an AIL Learning Center.  His father is deceased, but his mother and his brothers support his efforts to receive an education.  Shafee says, “I am thankful for Dr. Yacoobi and the teachers at my center for helping me to learn literacy.  I wish them all a long life full of success.  I will continue my studies and I will help my people in the future.”

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Organization Information

Afghan Institute of Learning

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
Project Leader:
Sakena Yacoobi
Founder & CEO
Dearborn, Michigan United States