Bringing Green to Afghanistan

by Afghan Institute of Learning Vetted since 2013 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Project of the Month


After 30+ years of war, Afghanistan's natural environment has been devastated. AIL will help Afghans grow, nurture and learn about the conservation and use of plants indigenous to their country.

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Decades of war have devastated Afghanistan’s natural environment. Indigenous trees and plants are disappearing. Afghans have lost the knowledge of what plants to use for medicines, dyes, soap and other uses. The Afghan Institute of Learning will develop a Green Afghanistan workshop, train 300 teachers, establish conservation plots with native Afghan plants (maintained by students and clinic patients) in 15 educational centers and 5 clinics benefiting 206,000 Afghans.


Center students and clinic patients will establish and care for plants in conservation plots. AIL will train teachers and teachers will teach students and patients about the uses, care and conservation of native Afghan plants.

Long-Term Impact

200,000 Afghans annually will experience the healing environment of having plants in their daily life and will learn how to plant, nurture, use and conserve native plants. Potentially these Afghans will grow plants in their own homes and environment.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Organization Information

Afghan Institute of Learning

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

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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