Help Afghans Learn Computing and Coding

by Afghan Institute of Learning
Help Afghans Learn Computing and Coding
Help Afghans Learn Computing and Coding
Help Afghans Learn Computing and Coding
Help Afghans Learn Computing and Coding
Help Afghans Learn Computing and Coding
Help Afghans Learn Computing and Coding
Help Afghans Learn Computing and Coding
Help Afghans Learn Computing and Coding
Help Afghans Learn Computing and Coding
Help Afghans Learn Computing and Coding
Help Afghans Learn Computing and Coding
Help Afghans Learn Computing and Coding
Help Afghans Learn Computing and Coding
Help Afghans Learn Computing and Coding

In June, there were 143 computer students at Herat area Learning Centers and 379 at Kabul area centers. AIL receives requests for computer classes from many centers and works to provide the necessary equipment and teaching staff. The number of students studying computing is only limited by the capacity that AIL has to provide what is needed.

One center in Kabul has 268 students and 113 of them are learning computing, 149 English, and 100 Arabic. This shows the popularity and importance of computing to people with as many females as males learning computing at this center.

Gaining computer skills is a gateway to opportunity for young people. The vast majority of computer class graduates gain jobs easily. 

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In February, there were 121 computer students at Herat area Learning Centers and 377 at Kabul area centers.  The newest center at Zamanian has computing as one of its five departments.

Here are comments from one student: “I am in the computing class at the Wardak center. I am from a poor family, my father was a government employee but now he is unemployed and my mother is a housewife.  I have three small sisters, who are students. Our life is hard.

I enrolled in the computer class and fter six months, I have learned several computer programs, and got a job in a school as a computer worker. I am so happy that I can earn money and help my family through my new skill. “

 AIL also provides computing instruction through other venues including the special two  year-long Leadership Class at the private Yacoobi High Schools which has 50 students.

 In addition, the AIL Youth Club which has 105 members is going to set up an advanced computer class. The youth club provides opportunities for young  people to discuss and learn about current issues and difficulties in society and how to apply democratic values, reasoning, good citizenship and advocacy as how to be creative thinkers.

Gaining computer skills is a gateway to opportunity for young people.  

The 2021 Sakena Fund annual report is attached and we hope you find it interesting. 

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Computing is a vital modern skill and graduates from AIL’s computing programs invariably gain jobs as well as being able to put their computing skills to use in private life.

In November, Herat provided computing classes to 105 students (including 20 females) and Kabul had 284 computer students. Unfortunately, local difficulties have resulted in the MBK, Kabul computer center closing permanently. The class had mainly male students, with only 10% being female. The 6 month Computer and English class is also not running. We will keep exploring ways to expand the computing classes we can offer.

Update on health clinics:  Our clinics are stretched to capacity and beyond with thousands of displaced people adding to the usual patient numbers. There is a shortage of medicines and of the Covid vaccine.  We have hundreds of people camping outside our facilities but we lack enough food, vitamins, Ensure and Pedialyte to help everyone who needs it. We desperately need funding, food supplements, clean water, hygiene supplies and Covid vaccines.  We plan to open two new health clinics in 2022 to help address the need.

AIL Outreach 2021: 23,905 students, 18,132 PPE distributed, 6 health clinics, 50-bed Covid-19 hospital, 95,593 patient treatments, 59,888 health education, 13,050 food aid families served, 22 radio broadcasts daily, 8 hours of TV programs, 12 provinces reached. 

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Afghanistan has been stunned by recent developments and people are adapting as best they can, to a new situation which remains both unclear and uncertain as to the future.  AIL’s current priority is to provide urgently needed assistance to the thousands of displaced families who have flooded into Kabul and Herat. Some centers provide a staging point for aid. Our staff are all working, though offices currently are men only with women working from home. The centers are all female and await instructions from the Taliban with regard to procedures required for reopening centers to our students. Our clinics have expanded their capacity to cope with the large numbers of refugees that are in the area.

The Yacoobi private schools are open and operating under the rules that have been given such as dividing male and female. It is exam season and students are studying hard and sitting their exams as usual. It is a great credit to them and their teachers as everyone has heightened levels of fear, stress and anxiety. The private TV and Radio Meraj are not broadcasting but awaiting instructions in how to recommence and staff are creating content and archiving materials for broadcast at a later date.

We have been touched by the outreach of support and outpouring of donations to help the Afghan people. We thank you for standing by Afghanistan as it faces another humanitarian crisis on top of Covid-19 and drought.

 Update on Computing Classes

In the first half of 2021, Herat provided computing classes to 228 students (including 88 females) and Kabul had 355 students.  Computing is a vital modern skill and graduates from AIL’s computing programs invariably gain jobs as well as being able to put their computing skills to use in private life. 

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In April, there were 206 students in computer classes at AIL’s Learning Centers in Herat and another 302 students studying at centers in the Kabul area. AIL is fundraising to provide more computers to centers and the demand for classes is very high.

Last year, the AIL Research Center presented the first ever analysis of E-learning in Afghanistan. One finding was that the lack of access to hardware severely restricted students’ ability to engage in E-learning and their consequential lack of interest in online learning of any kind.  This year they are researching the education system, its problems and challenges, dissecting each subject in the system to achieve thorough findings. Youth need to learn computer skills and to have access to reliable internet connection and computers to be part of the modern digital world.

Your support is vital in helping us maintain our programs.

Covid-19: AIL continues with its relief efforts providing food aid, PPE and running a Covid-19 hospital. All health clinics are operating and Learning Centers and schools are holding classes. Radio Meraj continues to broadcast the latest Covid-19 information.

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