Afghans Learn Computing for their Jobs

by Afghan Institute of Learning

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So far in 2015, AIL Learning Centers have educated over 20,000 students including at two Learning Centers which offer only computing courses. The health program has provided care to over 129,000 people  and health education to 82,000! Your donation will help AIL to continue providing vital education and health services!

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Thank you.

Dear Friends,

Bonus Day September 16th!  30% matching funds available for this project!

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Boys and girls love computing and that is true in Afghanistan too. One Kabul Learning Center has 10 male students who are working their way through the basics of computing and current software such as Excel, Word and Office and internet usage classes. There is a second  LC in Kabul that is exclusively computing, but  this time it is girls only! 60 girls aged 10-19 are working their way through a combined  English and Computing 6 month course. What a difference these classes are making to young people’s lives! Here is one story:

 “We are Azmatullah and Yama and we both graduated from the computer course at the AIL Learning Center.  After completing this course we got admission to the  Banking Institute in DarulAman, Kabul – Afghanistan. At this  institute the Excel program is used for banking systems and we learned Excel in the  computer course .Now we don’t have any problem using the  program with the banking.    We are thankful for the AIL office that gave us the opportunity so that we learned a lot and now it helps us. I want AIL office to give more opportunity especially to areas that have poor people who can’t afford fees.”

Thanks for helping these young people with their computer skills.

Students in an AIL Classroom
Students in an AIL Classroom
Dear Friends, 
Thank you so much for all of your support of the Afghan Institute of Learning! We value your support and are grateful to you for taking an interest in those less fortunate in a far off land. You are helping to improve the lives of thousands of Afghans each year through our health, education and training programs. We are writing today to share our annual report with you, highlighting the many achievements of AIL and the impact on the lives of beneficiaries that you have supported. We hope that you will take a few minutes to view the report by clicking the link below and learn about the many ways you helped Afghans through AIL's innovative programming.


Computing skills remain in demand in Afghan society and so students want to acquire these skills at AIL Learning Centers. AIL regularly receives requests from centers to start their own computer class and staff do their best to provide the necessary equipment and trained teachers. The AIL course that combines English and Computers remains in high demand. In Kabul there are two centers running a 6 month course: the first has 30 students all females ages 10-19, the second center has 62 students (30 female).

One student studying computing had this to say: “I am studying computer programs and already have passed several with the help of my teachers and my hard work. Before I was referred to the center, I had the biggest disappointment with computing. This center is being supported by the people of the area which is good for the center and the people of the community. Though there is a governmental school too, when I found out about this center, I immediately went and enrolled myself there and started studying computer programs and English together with my computer class. I believe it was the biggest opportunity and change in my life since attending AIL classes. I spoke with my family and I am going to teach at this center soon and not only be able to continue my studies, but also I will be able to be supported financially.”

Thanks for your interest and support for this AIL project.

Students in an AIL computer class
Students in an AIL computer class

Dear Friend,

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Today we have a great opportunity which we would like your help with. There are matching funds available for ALL donations made to this project today. This is a guaranteed bonus!

Starting at 9am EDT on May 13th, GlobalGiving is matching donations on our project! Any online donation up to $1,000 made today will go even further to help our work. You can donate any time between 9am EDT and midnight to have your donation partially matched by GlobalGiving –guaranteed! Just click here and support our program on May 13th.

The percentage of the match will be determined at midnight; the more given today the greater our bonus!

Your donation will help AIL to continue provding computer classes to Afghans, which will help them to get high quality jobs!

Please help by donating  to our project today, May 13th. Thank you.

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Organization Information

Afghan Institute of Learning

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Sakena Yacoobi
Founder & CEO
Dearborn, Michigan United States