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The AIL education program is going well and classes are being held at 43 Learning Centers (LCs) in Afghanistan and Pakistan, including 15 rural centers around Herat. A diverse range of subjects are offered (though not at every center) including: math, literacy, Arabic, English, sewing, miniature painting, computers. So far 13,888 students (including 9,044 females and 4,844 males) participated in Learning Center education. Here is a typical story from one center, “We could solve the family problem of two students this month. One of them is a young woman; her husband is an opium user. He didn’t let his wife join the center. But we talked with them and were able to get his agreement. After a lot of talk and face to face contact of the center’s manager and elders of the area he did agree with her. Now the woman is learning in our center. She is very happy about this and thanked AIL staff for changing her life.” This woman is at the start of her journey in education which can culminate in more sophisticated learning such as computing and English, which AIL provides as well as the basics of literacy and math. This story illustrates the growing problem of opium addiction in the male population and its devastating consequences on both the men and the female members of their families. AIL's education program gives young people hope for the future and valued skills such as computing which they can use to get work.
AIL also conducts in depth trainings during the year and so far in 2016, 701 people (341 female and 360 male) have been to trainings on subjects such as leadership, health, violence, tax, administration, IT and computers. AIL provides as many opportunites to learn computing as it can and even has a combined English and computing course which is very popular.
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