Emergency Aid for Needy Afghans

by Afghan Institute of Learning
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Winter is the worst time for poor Afghan families.  Because of this, AIL tries to provide food to poor families as winter is coming.  Presently, AIL is working with community leaders in villages where AIL works to identify the poorest families so that distribution of food can be made to these families in December and January. 

In the month of March AIL helped refugees from the Waziristan area (Bano, Bonier, Swat, and Malakan) who are living in the Jahozia refugee camp. These people have lost their land and homes because of conflict with the Taliban. AIL gathered necessary items like rice, flour, oil, sugar, dall, tea pack, etc. and arrived at the camp the morning of March 20. AIL employees worked with the camp security staff to distribute the boxes of supplies. The process of distributing the food aid went smoothly and was well organized. By the end of the day, 200 families had received a good share of needed supplies and were very grateful.

In the month of March AIL helped refugees from the Waziristan area (Bano, Bonier, Swat, and Malakan) who are living in the Jahozia refugee camp. These people have lost their land and homes because of conflict with the Taliban. AIL gathered necessary items like rice, flour, oil, sugar, dall, tea pack, etc. and arrived at the camp the morning of March 20. AIL employees worked with the camp security staff to distribute the boxes of supplies. The process of distributing the food aid went smoothly and was well organized. By the end of the day, 200 families had received a good share of needed supplies and were very grateful.

We’d like to share some great news with you that will give you a better understanding of our project and the work we do in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Through the generosity of the Skoll Foundation, a timely video was produced about life in Afghanistan and the work AIL is doing to make a difference. The film producer and crew did a beautiful job capturing the essence of the best of the Afghan people, and the struggles they work with to achieve a better life. This film is now on YouTube, and it will be the best seven minutes you spend today. Moderated by Sakena Yacoobi, AIL’s executive director, this video offers a true taste of Afghanistan. Here’s the link to view it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7t1Xu_MwHg We are also adding this as a permanent link to this project for future viewing. Your donation makes a precious impact on the lives of Afghan men, women and children. We thank you for your past support, and encourage you to forward this message to those who can help to continue this important work.

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The last several months of winter in Afghanistan have been harsh. Many deaths have happened because of avalanches and flooding, and thousands of poor Afghans have had their homes destroyed. The immediate need is food aid. International aid organizations weren’t prepared for the number of Afghans needing food assistance to alleviate starvation, so the Afghan Institute of Learning is working to fill this need. In January 2010, AIL expanded humanitarian aid efforts with the harsh winter and reached out to 22 families in need. AIL staff delivered to each family quantities of rice, cooking oil and tea. Most heads of the family were widows with children from Herat, and were recommended by community members. In February 2010, flooding in the Enjil district of Herat destroyed many family homes, and AIL responded with a concerted effort of initial food aid. AIL Accomplishments in 2009 included: • AIL trained over 1,800 Afghan teachers in pedagogy subjects, leadership, human rights, and school health. These teachers went to their classes and directly impacted over 500,000 students teaching these important subjects. • Nearly 23,000 students (primarily women and children) attended classes at AIL educational learning centers. • Over 362,000 Afghans received medical treatment and health education from AIL’s 6 health clinics and community health worker program. Reminder: On March 16, 2010, GlobalGiving will be matching all donations made to any project on www.globalgiving.org by 30% (up to $1,000 per person)! If you could like to donate again to our project, your donation will go further on March 16th!!!

 

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Afghan Institute of Learning

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.afghaninstituteoflearning.org
Project Leader:
Sakena Yacoobi
Dearborn, MI United States

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