AAE Thank You
Nazifa is an adult woman AAE student studying at the level of 11th grade. She wants children, but cannot and the infertility treatments are too expensive for her. Winters are very cold and hard for Nazifa and her husband, because he alone does not earn enough to meet all of their expenses, so they do not have power for heating. Since her husband must work late, she is often alone late into the night.
Nazifa shares, "Mostly my husband returns home very late, and I don’t like being alone at home especially when it's dark. I am afraid of darkness and being alone. There is no power and everywhere is so dark." Fear adds to poverty yet Nazifa is determined to make a better life through education. She wants a good job and the ability to have children
AAE has given her this opportunity. Thank you for your support to make Nazifa's life better.
How can YOU support AAE this May?
In the midst of a year full of change for Afghanistan, we are excited to have you as part of our ongoing efforts to support quality education! We are so thankful to you for your continued support, and our students are forever grateful for the opportunities you have given them. Education remains one of the most important factors for peace.
We have some upcoming opportunities that we want to share with you!
1. May Bonus Day is May 7th, starting at 9:00 AM EDT. GlobalGiving will be matching donations at 30% up to $1,000 so this is a fantastic way to make your donations count for even more. Every little bit goes so far to support our students and help them have all the supplies and tools for success, so adding 30% is a big deal!
2. To get everyone excited for Bonus Day, we are having a video exchange with the AAE students! Visit the link below to check out how you can make a video, and then see the students you are working to help respond. This is an opportunity for you to become closer with the students and organization, and to have fun sharing your story. We encourage you to participate and let your friends know about this fun new way to get involved and spread the word about peace through education.
The Story of AAE
Aid Afghanistan for Education (AAE) is a non-profit organization registered with the Afghanistan Ministry of Economy. It is recognized by the Ministry of Education and therefore able to provide high school diplomas to its students, opening doors to higher education. Not all NGOs in Afghanistan can do this.
AAE's mission is to unlock the potential of young marginalized Afghans through education as a means to prepare them to fully participate in the society. The goal is to provide quality education to ensure students, who do not otherwise have access to formal education, receive quality teaching. AAE established its first education programs in 2003 in Kabil with 1,100 students.
Children in school