Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education

by Afghan Institute of Learning

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Dr. Yacoobi was honored to receive the 2015 WISE Prize for Education. A prestigious award given to those who are tireless advocates for the right to education. “I know from my life that education gives power, status and opportunity. I see women who are smart, intelligent but did not have opportunity so I gave them that. It is education and not guns that can transform society and give us a peaceful tomorrow. “ Sakena

 Dear Friends,

It is Giving Tuesday! can you help with our education for refugees program?

AIL Pakistan continues with its program of education for Afghan refugees at a Learning Center in Peshawar and 3 supported schools. The Peshawar office has been working hard to help earthquake victims since the October 26 quake which devastated a large area. AIL has a special earthquake relief project on Global Giving.

The Pakistan Learning Center has 185 students (120 female, of these 78 are aged between 10 and 19 years.).  The classes offered are Arabic, literacy and English.  There are 87 students studying Arabic (47 female), 53 studying literacy (43 female) and 45 studying English (30 female).  AIL also supports 3 schools that have Afghan students the total student body is 1,103 (733 female).

Thank you for your help for Afghan refugees.

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AIL Pakistan continues with its program of education for women at a  Learning Center in Peshawar which has 190 students (125 female). The classes offered are Arabic,literacy and English. AIL also supports 3 schools that have Afghan students with a  total student body of 1,103 (733 female). AIL staff are dedicated to providing opportunity to these Afghan refugees.

A staff member said, “ People say that raising a child is like building a city, and a gardener enjoys watching her plants grow; so a mother is happy to see her baby grow up. All of us at AIL enjoy serving and helping the  poor and blighted people who are far from the grace of knowledge and want to learn from us and each other. Our actions and steps should be positive  and a good lesson for others, so as much as possible we  should help others to grow. AIL tries its best to help people especially the women and children so that they can be self sufficient and grow.” 

Thank you for supporting Afghan refugees.

Students in an AIL Class
Students in an AIL Class
Dear Friends, 
Thank you so much for all of your support of the Afghan Institute of Learning! We value your support and are grateful to you for taking an interest in those less fortunate in a far off land. You are helping to improve the lives of thousands of Afghans each year through our health, education and training programs. We are writing today to share our annual report with you, highlighting the many achievements of AIL and the impact on the lives of beneficiaries that you have supported. We hope that you will take a few minutes to view the report by clicking the link below and learn about the many ways you helped Afghans through AIL's innovative programming.



AIL has an office in Pakistan which oversees the work with Afghan refugees. The Learning Center in Peshawar has 204 students (134 female) and classes are continuing in Arabic, literacy and English.

AIL also supports schools that have Afghan children. There are 3 such schools in Pakistan that AIL is supporting in 2015. The total student body is 1,142 (752 female). In April students prepared for final exams which take place in May.

The refugees, still living in Pakistan after leaving Afghanistan because of the war, need help and the young especially need to stay on track with education. AIL started here in Pakistan and will continue to provide what is needed.

Your support for these Afghan refugees is much appreciated. Thank you.

An AIL Learning Center in Pakistan
An AIL Learning Center in Pakistan

Dear Friend,

A Special Day – Today!  Matching Funds Available!

Today we have a great opportunity which we would like your help with. There are matching funds available for ALL donations made to this project today. This is a guaranteed bonus!

Starting at 9am EDT on May 13th, GlobalGiving is matching donations on our project! Any online donation up to $1,000 made today will go even further to help our work. You can donate any time between 9am EDT and midnight to have your donation partially matched by GlobalGiving –guaranteed! Just click here and support our program on May 13th.

The percentage of the match will be determined at midnight; the more given today the greater our bonus!

Please help by donating  to our project today, May 13th. Thank you.


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Organization Information

Afghan Institute of Learning

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Sakena Yacoobi
Dearborn, Michigan United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 130 donors like you, a total of $22,335 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. 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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