Learning Centers for Rural Afghan Women in Herat

by Afghan Institute of Learning
Feb 19, 2009

2008 Year End Wrap Up

During 2008 AIL served 5071 females in women's learning centers in Herat. They studied many subjects including sewing, art, embroidery, beautician, Arabic, English, literacy, math and physics. We would like to share with you the story of one of the beneficiaries of the learning centers in Herat: "Five years ago, when I enrolled myself in the AIL Women's Learning Center, my neighbor made fun of me and told me that I was to old to learn and that I should go home and have a normal life. She added that if I started learning now, I would implement whatever I learned in the other world. I told her 'I will learn now, and I will implement my knowledge in this world.' Fortunately, I succeeded in my task because I believed in it and I am now a tailor; I am a teacher; and I am a Community Health Worker providing consultations to other women in my village. It is funny that now my neighbor and her family come to me to receive health education, medicine and family planning education, and it is unbelievable to her that I have reached this level of success. Recently, this neighbor sent her 3rd grade daughter to the center to learn reading and writing. Once again, I told my neighbor 'Humans can learn at any stage no matter how old they are; it is not late for anybody.'" Thank you so much for making this possible!!!!!

  • rainmar
    rainmar It is wonderful to hear how these women are benefiting, especially in their own words.
    • 8 years ago
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Afghan Institute of Learning

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

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