Following is the story of Mustafa, a student taking part in AIL’s post-secondary education courses. Not all students are able to travel to the university to study, so AIL has begun offering post secondary courses at institutes in it’s centers to allow these students to continue their education.
I am Mustafa, a student in AIL’s Information Technology (IT) class. First of all, I would like to thank the AIL office that is supporting us and helping us to get a quality education. I am studying IT here and all of the teachers are very talented and very kind. Many of them teach at Kabul University as well. I am 18 and finished school this year. I wished to study IT, and a friend studying here advised me to join AIL’s Institute. Now that three months have passed and I only have one left, I feel that my dreams are coming true. I am hoping to finish this program as soon as possible.
Below is another amazing story about the people that attend AIL’s university. Not only are they working to advance themselves, but they are also concerned about the advancement of those around them.
“My name is Rahima, I am 26 years old and have 4 children (2 daughters and 2 sons). I have not been what you would call lucky. My husband became addicted to opium, so I had to find a way to help myself and my family. I am now studying to be a nurse and my two children are going to school. I live in a rented house. I am thankful for the AIL Health Department for providing me with some food during this month. The donation was from one of the nursing course students. I hope that AIL will be able to continue their donations to me, and am thankful for the private donation from one of my fellow students.”
One of the other students in the nursing course saw that Rahima was struggling to feed her family. Rather than see Rahima have to leave the course to try to find a job that would feed her family, another student gave a donation to AIL that AIL then gave to Rahima. This allowed Rahima to continue on her path to a brighter future as a nurse.