Jump-Start Learning for Afghan Children

by Afghan Institute of Learning
Vetted

Summary

200 Afghan preschool children will study math, reading, traditional songs, and other subjects through AIL's model program. Graduates perform better than average in primary school classes.
$8,348
total raised
41
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

War and civil strife have worsened the already bleak Afghan educational system, which is plagued by poor funding, disorganization, and a lack of teachers, schools, and materials. Among the minority of children who attend school, attendance is poor and dropout rates are high, especially for girls. This preschool program (PEP) provides early education that serves as a foundation for life-long learning, emphasizes student-centered teaching, and is a model of quality education for Afghan schools.

Solution

Project partner AIL serves 400 kids, ages 6 and younger, with preschool classes in Kabul and Herat, Afghanistan. They learn reading, English, math, computer, gym, and health. Teachers use interactive teaching to promote critical thinking.

Long-Term Impact

Preschool graduates excel in primary school and beyond. Teachers, principals, and parents excitedly report the positive changes they see in preschool children. This model program is setting the standard for early childhood education in Afghanistan.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.creatinghope.org
Wonderful Video about AIL and Life in Afghanistan

Organization Information

Afghan Institute of Learning

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

Funded Project!

Thanks to 41 donors like you, a total of $8,348 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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