Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books

by Afghan Institute of Learning
Feb 19, 2009

2008 Year End Wrap Up

In 2008, the Afghan Institute of Learning helped to educate 8,984 boys in AIL Learning Centers. We would like to share the story of Mohammad, a teenaged boy studying at an AIL Learning Center: He says, "When I was 8 years old, I wanted to go to school, but my father didn't let me go. He told me to go control the cows and work in the fields; I had to accept his orders. When I turned 12 years old, I asked my father to let me get an education like the other boys, and he brought me to school. In the beginning, I had lots of problems in my school subjects because my father couldn't help me. I heard about this center of AIL and joined. I want to say that our teacher is very kind. We don't feel that he is a teacher, he behaves like a father and now I am learning a lot!!" Thanks to all of your who have contributed to this project for helping boys like Mohammad have an opportunity to have a quality education!!!!


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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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