Learning Centers for Rural Afghan Women in Herat

by Afghan Institute of Learning
Nov 10, 2009

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Thank you for your support. Your desire to make a difference in this world has made a difference, and we are so thankful that Afghan people have had their lives changed with your help.

We wanted to share with you a very special opportunity to give more than 100% from November 10 through December 1st. Please share this with those you know who care. During this time, we are privileged to receive additional matching funds from your donation through Global Giving of at least 30%. The need is still great. Afghanistan struggles to become a country of strength and stability.

Here are 2 stories that share the impact of your donation in the life of a rural Afghan woman in the province of Herat:

“My name is Fatima. I am 13 years old, and I live in a poor family in Jaghara. I didn’t go to school because we had little money. I felt so unhappy, because other girls my age were literate- they can read and they can write, and I couldn’t. My friend Ruqia said that there are literacy classes for girls at the Mohammadia center, so I told to my parents about it. Fortunately they agreed that I could go. Now it is about six months that I am studying in this center, and I am happy that I can read and write. The teachers are good and they help me practice my lessons with me. I want to thank AIL that opened such a center in our village.”

Homa is 20 years old and is a tailoring trainer. She has a workshop at her house and sews for her family and also the neighbors’ dresses. She is happy that AIL could help her to be literate and a trainer to train others. She says, “I am so happy because economically I am self sufficient and can help my family with my income. She adds “this lesson of leadership I learned from AIL, and I appreciate that this organization helps women to have self confidence.”


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Organization Information

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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