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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 and physics. So far 13,888 students (including 9,044 females and 4,844 males) participated in Learning Center education. There are 150 females in 4 month long mobile literacy classes.
AIL staff maintain libraries in many LCs to help students with their studies and expose them to as varied a selection of reading matter as possible. Sometimes the libraries do double duty serving a school and an LC such as in this case, " The second branch of the school near Herat has a smaller library as it is located in a far village where the students are not able to go to the city to a big library or buy books. Therefore all students, girls and boys are allowed to study and use books in the school library at scheduled times. This library gives village students a great opportunity to study subjects more in depth and to read advanced books so improving the depth and breadth of their knowledge".
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