Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education

by Afghan Institute of Learning
Vetted
May 15, 2009

May 2009 Update

Recently one of the students in an AIL learning center in Pakistan said: “I have four brothers and three sisters. My father is dead and my mother is sick. We came to Pakistan 11 years ago and we live in a refugee camp. I am literate, and before I got married I was in the eighth class. After I was married, I couldn’t continue my education because all of the schools were too far from my house. I am older than my brothers and sisters, so I feel very responsible for my family. We are a very poor family. Before coming to this center, I did not know anything about sewing but I was very interested to learn. I wanted to learn to sew, wanted to open a tailoring shop and sew clothing for others to earn money so I could support my family. I heard that there was a center offering free classes to learn sewing and tailoring, and I became very happy. After talking with my family I joined the center and in six months I completed the sewing class and received my certificate. I can’t fully express what I am feeling. I am very happy, and I always pray for the AIL Executive Director, Sakena Yacoobi and for the AIL office trainers for giving us this opportunity.”

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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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