The Afghan Institute of Learning has opened two additional Learning Centers in Herat to serve women and girls. One center was requested in a small community called Bagh Nazargah on the east side of Herat City. The community is providing the housing for the Center and AIL is providing the salary of the teacher. In the first month, the Center had 20 female students with one teacher for 17 students studying sewing and 3 studying Arabic.
Another, larger language and computer center, was opened in the afternoon at a private school at the request of the community in Sufiabad, a village within greater Herat City. During the first month, 76 of the 114 students were female studying literacy, English and math. Once the students learn English, they can begin to study computer.
Another AIL Project, “Transform Lives of 70,000 Afghan Adolescent Girls” has been chosen to be part of the Girl Effect Challenge, which runs from October 15 through November 15, 2011. Approximately 60 projects have been included in this challenge. The top six projects with the highest number of unique donations will become part of the Girl Effect Fund for one year and each is expected to earn an additional $25,000. Please check out our project #8791, and thank you for your generous support of our programs!