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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

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1073 Save Afghan Women and Children with Health care

1155 Fast Track Education for Afghan Women and Girls 

AIL’s  43 Learning Centers (LCs) provide a varied program of classes for people in their areas.  One of the classes is Computing, which is popular even at LCs that are in conflict prone zones. The interest has been high in one such area, Wardak so AIL recently purchased 2 computers for the center and gave one of the office computers to the center as well.  Computer skills are highly valued and ensure the students will be able to get jobs. The students at one center said, “We are thankful for this free computer and English class. If the center was not here we could not learn these subjects and would have to travel a long way and it would be too expensive.”

Once again, AIL supported female students from the private school in Herat are taking part in the girls only, Technovation Challenge contest. This contest is international in nature and groups of young people work in teams to develop apps to solve real world problems. Last year, the team from PSYPS gained first place in Afghanistan and entered the semi- final round with teams from all over the world.

AIL has purchased 3 PCs specifically for this year’s project and 3 staff are guiding students in their work. The team consists of 12 students and 2 mentors. The team is currently broken down into 3 smaller groups divided according to skill and interest level and age so there are 2 junior teams and 1 senior. The AIL mentors are teaching the girls how to build apps and the groups are researching a problem in society that can be addressed through an app.  This class gives the girls experience in real world problem solving, critical and logical thinking, leadership, team work and computer coding. At the time of the contest they will also learn how to make an oral presentation and put together a power point slide show.

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As the year draws to a close we reflect on what we have done and how this has changed lives for the better. AIL’s Learning Centers (LCs) give people the opportunity to learn, gaining both knowledge and capacity. So far in 2017, 23,054 students (15,474 female) have attended 6 month courses at 43 LCs mainly in Herat and Kabul locations but also in other provinces.

Stories are the best way for us to show how you help poor Afghans improve their lives and communities. Here is one of our favorites from the year: “A manager visited the center and she talked with the students the computer classes. She told them that as they were about to complete their classes they should do their best using the knowledge and skills gained.The end of classes did not mean their education is complete. The completion of the classes was a starting point for them to learn more every day. We see in the field of science that developments are made each day, the lucky one is he/she who seeks knowledge every day. You are lucky to have the opportunity to learn in such a center and to keep learning through your life. “

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Computer classes are always popular at AIL centers. Students are interested to learn for work and for pleasure. One center reported the students wanted another 15 days of instruction so they could go over the course again and keep improving their skills.

Stories tell the story of the impact these classes have.  One center manager had this to say, “We proud to have the people’s trust, especially females. This shows our success.  There are fewer job opportunities in Kabul nowadays but our graduate students get jobs. For example, two graduate students named Madina and Hussina from the center started their own computing course at home. They gathered the girls from their neighborhood and teach them for two hours every day with little fee, because they want to share what they learn with other girls and get some benefit for themselves. They thanked AIL for providing them the opportunity and will never forget AIL’s efforts for them.”  

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SDG Goal 4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

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Dear Friends,

Exciting Opportunity!

We are competing today for a share of a $50,000 bonus fund. The more we raise from you by midnight ET the larger the share of the pot we will get.

There is MORE! The two projects below ALSO receive 50% Match from Safer World Fund so your gift will be worth 50% more and then a percent more than that from Bonus Day.

Can you help?

1073 Save Rural Afghan Women and Children with Healthcare

1155 Fast-Tracking Education for Afghan Women and Girls

Newsflash: Dr. Yacoobi  is one of BBC 100 Women 2017!

AIL promotes modern skills, including computing in its education curriculum wherever possible. Both male and female students want to learn computer use, internet skills and coding. They are interested and they know computing skills will be useful in the job market. In one month in Herat there were 218 students studying computing including 118 females. In Kabul, in that same month there were 153 computer students. 

WLC manager states, “AIL provides great opportunities to Afghan people. People should take advantage of the benefits of their services. Other organizations require paid fees to learn. AIL provides free courses to all people. One of the students said, “My name is Hewad. I am a student of the computer class. I have finished the Access program and I am now in the 14th grade. After finishing this course, I want to be a teacher in one of the schools. The LC has effectively taught me computer programs. I am thankful to the AIL office for providing this opportunity.”

Thank you for your continued support.

 

AIL is working towards:SDG Goal 4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

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Dear Friends, 

AIL promotes modern skills, including computing, in its education curriculum wherever possible. Both male and female students want to learn computer use, internet skills and coding. They are interested and they know computing skills will be useful in the job market. 

AIL supports a coding course for girls at the Professor Sakena Yacoobi High Schools. There are two high schools in Kabul and two in Herat. In April, as we reported before, the Herat school won first place for Afghanistan in the girls Technovation Challenge competition. The competition was for creating mobile phone applications. The team won with their education app teaching literacy. The all- girl team went on to compete in the semi- final round with 100 teams from around the world, but did not make it to the final six. 

“My name is Monema. I am a student at the Professor Sakena Yacoobi Private High School. I am a member of the "Youth Educator" team for the world Technovation Challenge. To create our app, we needed lots of information so we selected many literacy books. We worked in a group and collected the data we needed such as pictures and sounds.

We held meetings twice a week that usually took about two hours and we worked on our tasks at home too. We shared our experience in our weekly meetings and our mentor guided us as to how to work effectively. Overall, we worked on our app day and night.

Making this application looked very difficult to us, but we did not give up! To tell the truth, in the last days when the deadline approached, we worked from 7am to 7pm without feeling weary. We made some accessory tasks to be part of the world Technovation Challenge, as well as making the app. For instance, a pitch video, a demo video, a business plan and a pitch presentation and so on. We completed all of them successfully on time with the help of our mentor.  Fortunately our efforts were not wasted and we got through to the final competition as we received the top place among 18 other teams in Afghanistan.  We competed at the world level with 100 teams from around the world, but did not make it into the 6 finalist level.”  

Thank you for your continued support. 

AIL is working towards:

SDG Goal 4 – Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Follow our CEO on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/SakenaYacoobi

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Afghan Institute of Learning

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
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Twitter: @AIL_ngo
Project Leader:
Sakena Yacoobi
Founder & CEO
Dearborn, Michigan United States

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