Thank you for all you have contributed towards AIL’s goal of educating the people of Afghanistan. While the conditions in Afghanistan are still challenging, AIL is seeing positive changes in the lives of those Afghans that it works with.
As we told you in our previous report, AIL has begun teaching computer and English classes in four of it’s centers in Herat and Kabul Provinces. At one of the Herat centers, 201 students graduated from the English course, and 211 from the computer course. At another of the centers, all of the computer students have chosen to speak only English while in class to help improve their fluency and understanding of the language.
These computer courses are focused on teaching the students the basics of using the Microsoft suite of products. From in-depth instruction on using Windows, to instruction on all of the functions of MS Word and Excel, these classes are helping Afghans learn to use PC to create professional looking documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
AIL would like to share the remarks of one young man who has been attending classes in one of AIL’s centers for a year. Ahmad is a 22 year old who thanked AIL for the school, and said he prays for Dr. Yacoobi, AIL’s Executive Director. He continues, “AIL has changed my live positively. I started studying English and computers in the center last year. Before I attended classes, I didn’t even know how to turn on or off a computer, but now I have learned well. In fact, I’ve learned to use seven programs on the computer. In addition, I’ve learned to speak and write English well. After I graduated form the course, I took an entrance exam for a trading company in my town. I got the job, and my salary is excellent. I support my family, my mother and my father with the money I receive. After seeing what I have done, my cousin is interested in learning computers and English as well. I owe all my successes to AIL.”
Stories like this show what a big impact your contributions can have on the life of an Afghan citizen. The classes that you help support have forever altered the course of this man’s life, and that of his family and AIL would like to thank you for your generosity.
Don’t forget! The holidays are a great time to share your passion for AIL and the great work that they do! GlobalGiving offers gift certificates which can be used to donate to AIL’s projects. Also, beginning December 1st, the initial donation made by recurring donors will be matched 100% by GlobalGiving. There is only $25,000 available in matching funds, so help AIL take advantage of this opportunity early!