Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education

by Afghan Institute of Learning
Vetted
Aug 7, 2008

Snapshot (2008) of AIL’s Refugee Education Project

There are still over two million Afghan refugees in Pakistan. From January to June 2008 the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) supported classes for 2,776 students monthly through Afghan refugee schools and AIL’s Women’s Learning Centers (WLC).

One of students from Majoba Herawi center says, “When my father passed away I was in class two and my mom didn’t let me continue my studies, which made me very disappointed. I was home for about 5 years. Our economical conditions were also not good, my mom used to sew some clothes to provide us with food and shelter. Later on I heard from one of our neighbors that there was a literacy class at the Majoba Herawi center which teaches women and girls, so I discussed going to the center with my mom and made her let me come and join here. Now I am so happy here and I have the first position in the class. My future plan is to become a teacher and if god is willing I will provide free education to others and help and support my other sisters.”

Zareen a student in the literacy class said: “When I got engaged I was in 3rd class and when I got married I was just 16 years old after that my husband continued his education but his parents didn’t give me permission to continue my classes. I argued many times with my husband to get permission from your parents for me. After long time, they gave me permission to go and I went to Majoba Herawi center. Now I am in class 8th and I am very happy to be able to solve my and my family problems. Now my husband is in London and I can write letters to him. My mother in law says to me thanks to God you have become educated and can solve our family problems. Now all my husband’s family members take advice from me as an educated woman to help solve their problems.”

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Afghan Institute of Learning

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

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