75-80% of the Afghan population live in rural areas where providing education, particularly to women and girls, is difficult because of security. The people in these areas are often without access to even the most basic of information on topics such as health, legal rights, and current affairs.
Many Afghan women have no access to education. Dr. Sakena Yacoobi , founder of the Afghan Institute of Learning ( AIL) is always looking for innovative ways to provide quality education to more Afghans. Having reached millions of Afghans through AIL programs, she founded Radio Meraj a private radio station in Herat, which reaches a population area of 2.9 million. With offices and partial programming donated by AIL, Dr. Yacoobi 's TV station will reach even more women and children.
The TV station will provide educational, cultural, health, and legal programs to more than 2 million Afghans, including women and children who have no access to such information.Viewers will learn how to read and write and how to stay healthy. They will learn about their history, culture and human rights. They will have the ability to call in, ask questions and express their views. Their minds will be opened. They will learn critical thinking skills and be able to solve their own problems.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Afghan Institite of Learning website
Ted Talk by Dr. Sakena Yacoobi
Video about AIL and life in Afghanistan sk