Learning Centers for Rural Afghan Women

by Afghan Institute of Learning
Learning Centers for Rural Afghan Women
Learning Centers for Rural Afghan Women
Learning Centers for Rural Afghan Women
Learning Centers for Rural Afghan Women
Learning Centers for Rural Afghan Women
Learning Centers for Rural Afghan Women
Learning Centers for Rural Afghan Women
Learning Centers for Rural Afghan Women
Learning Centers for Rural Afghan Women
Learning Centers for Rural Afghan Women
Learning Centers for Rural Afghan Women
Learning Centers for Rural Afghan Women
Learning Centers for Rural Afghan Women
Learning Centers for Rural Afghan Women
Learning Centers for Rural Afghan Women
Learning Centers for Rural Afghan Women

Project Report | Feb 20, 2015
More than 11,000 Women and Girls Educated!

By Alison Hendry | Program Officer

The entrance to a Learning Center
The entrance to a Learning Center

Dear Friends,

 Thank you for your continued support of the Afghan Institute of Learning’s (AIL) Learning Centers in Herat, Afghanistan! In 2014, 17,469 people took classes at AIL’s Learning Centers in Herat, 11,453 of whom were women. Classes offered range from Arabic and English, to math and literacy, to tailoring, beautician and even computer classes.

 In 2014, AIL began to offer classes inside a women’s prison. The teachers of these classes are working to teach the women skills that they can use to support their families after they leave the prison. Classes being taught include English, Arabic, literacy, beautician classes and computers. In addition to educating and teaching skills, the teachers are teaching accountability and responsibility to the women so that they will have a better chance at success when they leave the prison.

 In a different Learning Center, in addition to their studies, some of the young women have come together to form a volleyball team! They have found a coach to help them, and practice every day after their studies have been completed. The coach reports that the team is very hardworking and the coach is optimistic about their chances against other teams.

 AIL’s Learning Centers can truly be life changing places for the women who attend classes at them. One such woman is Najema. She is now studying in the third level of literacy class, and is well on her way to a bright future, but things were not always so great for Najema. She was born in a remote area, and due to the traditions of the area was not allowed to attend school. She married young, and after she had to travel abroad to seek treatment for a heart condition, her husband divorced her. Sadly, Najema lost her will to live and became depressed. She moved back in with her family, and upon doing so, she noticed the AIL Learning Center. She spoke with her parents about the center, and they all agreed that she should begin to take classes. Now, she sees only happy days ahead saying, “The students and teachers here have motivated me to change my life and become literate. I have so many friends here. My life has changed for the better, and since I am still young, my goal is to complete my studies at the Center and enroll in a school as soon as I am able.”

 Thank you again for your support of AIL’s Learning Centers in Herat Province! Your gifts help AIL to offer support to new centers and programs each year. Thank you so much! 

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Afghan Institute of Learning

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
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Twitter: @AIL_ngo
Project Leader:
Sakena Yacoobi
Founder & CEO
Dearborn , Michigan United States
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