This project supports rural Learning Centers for Afghan women various provinces, including Kabul and Herat, Afghanistan. The centers provide educational classes and income generating skills instruction, as well as giving students information on topics such as health, democracy, elections, self- care both physical and mental and leadership skills. The centers also provide opportunities to attend workshops on such things as children's rights and violence against women.
During the time of the first Taliban regime in Afghanistan, education for women and girls was banned. AIL ran underground schools nonetheless, and then in 2003 opened Learning Centers to help make up for "the lost education years". Education services include: literacy, math, language and skills training classes. This project will ensure continuation of these urgently needed, accessible, culturally appropriate educational opportunities.
Literacy, math, computers, English, and income-generating skills classes such as tailoring and English are offered at Learning Centers in various provinces in Afghanistan. Each year over thousands of students benefit from educational opportunities that include classes and workshops.
A full array of educational services are provided to rural women and girls through Learning Centers in Kabul and Herat Provinces and elsewhere in Afghanistan. These centers improve the education of Afghan women in the region giving them more options in life.