Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books

by Afghan Institute of Learning
Aug 17, 2012

Success Story from Herat Province

We would like to share with you a success story from one of our rural Women’s Learning Centers (WLC) in Herat province. This WLC is located in a village that does not have a school. This WLC began after the village came to AIL and asked for a center to be established in a building that the village would provide. AIL agreed, and was surprised when a large number of boys began attending classes at the center. There are now approximately 140 boys (of 440 students) attending a variety of courses at the center including six different levels of literacy, computers, English, Arabic and Pashto. At the end of each year, the students take the government-approved test, and are certified as having passed each grade level. The first students to take classes at the center are considered to be in the sixth grade. The WLC is now looking to become a certified school. Without this center, and without your help, these 140 boys would not have an opportunity to receive an education. Thank you for supporting our efforts and helping to provide this village with a place to educate its young men. 


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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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