Educating Afghans in Peace and Human Rights

by Afghan Institute of Learning
Educating Afghans in Peace and Human Rights
Educating Afghans in Peace and Human Rights
Educating Afghans in Peace and Human Rights
Educating Afghans in Peace and Human Rights

Project Report | Aug 26, 2014
Peace Workshops Making an Impact

By Alison Hendry | Program Administrator

Young Women in a Peace Workshop
Young Women in a Peace Workshop

Thank you so much for supporting our project to educate Afghans about human rights, ways to incorporate peace in to their lives, and how to help make their their communities to more peaceful places. During 2014, our staff made a particular push to educate Afghans about the elections, which took place in February and April. These election workshops focused on teaching people not only how to vote, but also why it was so important and how the elections would directly impact their lives. Thanks to these workshops as well as other outreach efforts, AIL has been credited with getting thousands to vote.

In June, we held what we have termed “Ideation Symposiums” for 260 Afghans. These Symposiums were a chance for large groups of Afghans to come together and discuss the problems facing Afghanistan, and then to discuss peaceful solutions to these problems. Participants came from all walks of life, and many remarked that they had never attended a workshop like this one. Many participants said that they would be sharing what they learned with as many people as possible, including the principal of a local high school who said that she would be developing lessons for her students based on the workshops. Crews from several Afghan television networks attended the conference, and a recording of the conference was broadcast on several times on Afghan television networks.

Our staff has been overwhelmed by the positive responses from these workshops, and is now planning to hold similar workshops in the fall. We thank you for all of the support you have shown to our project. We have found the funding that we need to completely fund these workshops, and have decided to close this project. If you would like to continue supporting AIL, we ask you to please give to our project Afghan Institute of Learning Empowers Women.

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Afghan Institute of Learning

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
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Project Leader:
carolyn dunlap
Dearborn , MI United States

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