Give Afghans a University Degree

by Afghan Institute of Learning
Aug 15, 2007

Snapshot of the University Project for Afghans—August 2007

Kabul nursing class in
Kabul nursing class in 'remodeled" container

The Afghan Institute of Learning’s Gawhar Shad University continues to provide excellent post-secondary education to Afghans in Kabul, Afghanistan and Peshawar, Pakistan. Gawhar Shad University was founded in 2003 by AIL in response to the lack of post-secondary education opportunities for Afghan youth. Today, the University has three curriculum tracks; the College of Nursing/Health Education, the College of Math and Computer Science, and the College of Education.

The Nursing/Health Education program provides female students with a broad knowledge-base and skill set in nursing, health education, vaccination, midwifery, and disease prevention. This nine-month intensive program requires students to complete practical as well as classroom work and provides instruction on over 100 medical topics. To date, 77 women have graduated from this program and are providing urgently needed health care services to thousands of Afghan women who would not otherwise have access to care.

The College of Math and Computer Science course subjects include Computer, Math, Dari, Psychology, and English. To date, more than 400 students have studied in this college and 147 students are continuing their studies. 38 students have graduated from the 3 year course and many former students have transferred their credits and entered four-year programs at Kabul University or other universities abroad.

In the College of Education, teachers study student-centered, interactive methods of teaching and learn how to train other teachers to use these methods. They also learn to develop workshops and curriculum. The College of Education had graduated 14 Master Teacher Trainers and 23 teacher trainers.


About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Afghan Institute of Learning

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
carolyn dunlap
Dearborn, Michigan United States

Retired Project!

This project is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Support another project run by Afghan Institute of Learning that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.