Dear donors to the ‘Help Afghan Boys Trade Guns for Books’:
We want to sincerely thank you for your many donations to this important project in Afghanistan. Our original goal was to reach $30,000.00, and we are nearly at that goal. However, due to the ongoing sensitive situation in Afghanistan, there is a still critical need to offer an option to boys and young men. Giving them the opportunity to become literate and get an education allows a choice that is different from the more extreme, violent options facing young males.
We have increased our funding goal to $40,000.00 to address this ongoing need. The Afghan Institute of Learning and Creating Hope International have used your donated funds to start and continue classes for boys and young men in several of our educational learning centers. Students are learning to read and have gone on to other subjects such as math, science, and computer technology. With this training, young men have the opportunity to find good jobs to support themselves and their families. In all our classes we also discuss human rights, democratic principles and peace. Your donations have, and will, continue to allow Afghan males a chance to improve and grow.
Thank you again for all your support.