Dr. Yacoobi was honored to receive the 2015 WISE Prize for Education. A prestigious award given to those who are tireless advocates for the right to education. “I know from my life that education gives power, status and opportunity. I see women who are smart, intelligent but did not have opportunity so I gave them that. It is education and not guns that can transform society and give us a peaceful tomorrow. “ Sakena
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AIL is helping move Afghanistan towards being a modern society providing opportunity to many who live in disadvantaged circumstances. Here is an example of a boy living in a rural situation in Farza District he said, “First of all, I want to thank AIL for giving us this opportunity. My father is farmer and I am also working with him but I wished to study computers. At this center computer is taught without charging any fee. I like this course very much. Secondly, our economic situation is not good and I couldn’t pay fees for university. As AIL is working always to improve youth I request that AIL start a university with low fees so that we could continue our education.”
A small amount of education opens minds and gives young people hope so they aspire to learn more, become more accomplished and contribute more to the society. Without AIL this young man’s interest in computers would have been extinguished and he would have had few opportunities beyond the subsistence farming of his father. The skills he is gaining at the center will not only change his life but that of his parents as he will be able to offer them support once he gains employment. Girls too, are keen to learn computing and put that skill to good use in the workforce.
Thank you for helping young people change their lives.
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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.
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.”
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