Supporting Afghans' Grassroots Education Efforts

$6,486 $0
Raised Remaining


Funding and training for a local Afghan education non-governmental organization (NGO) with about 300 students to improve and continue their important work.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Twenty-five years of war and civil strife have devastated Afghanistan. Roads, buildings, homes, farms, and other infrastructure are destroyed. Education and health services are spotty and insufficient to meet the overwhelming needs. In the midst of this ruin, the fall of the Taliban has brought a renewed sense of hope for peace and a better future. Many local Afghans have recognized these needs and started small schools or learning centers to contribute to the reconstruction of the homeland.

How will this project solve this problem?

Project partner AIL will provide partial funding to an Afghan education NGO with about 300 students. AIL will also train their managers and teachers to strengthen and sustain their work despite ongoing instability and poor funding.

Potential Long Term Impact

AIL was begun by an Afghan woman who wanted to make a difference in her country. Today, AIL serve 350,000 people per year and has much to share with other Afghan NGOs about how to begin and sustain education programs.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $6,486

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $6,486 .  The original project funding goal was $5,400.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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