Tailoring: A Small-Business Skill for Afghan Women

by Afghan Institute of Learning
Mar 8, 2012

Changing Attitudes

We love to see attitudes changing in Afghanistan.  As you are likely aware, under the rule of the Taliban, women and girls were not permitted to attend school.  It has been quite an adjustment for some Afghan men to accept the idea of an educated or skilled woman.  We received these comments from Mohammad, the father of one of the Sewing Class students at Nasir Khisraw Learning Center:

“I would like to thank the A.I.L office for its effective support.  My daughter has learned sewing very well.  Now she can skillfully sew her and family members’ cloth.  Through this skill, she has rendered a great contribution to herself and her family as she economically supports her family and is engaged in an efficient occupation.  It is all because of Nasir Khisraw’s teacher’s hard work.  I really appreciate their hard work, and I am also thankful for the A.I.L office who has hired skillful teachers to provide efficient services to the society.”

Please keep in mind that Wednesday, March 14, 2012 is Bonus Day through GlobalGiving.  Donations up to $1,000.00 will be provided with a 30% match.  The bonus allotment is $50,000.00 and the period runs from 12:01 AM EST until the funds are exhausted.  So, if you would like your donation to go a little further with the help of GlobalGiving, give early on March 14th.  Thank you!


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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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