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AIL’s empowerment of women is multi-faceted through healthcare, health education and education and training. Here is an overview of the trainings held in 2021.
Trainings in Herat: AIL Herat has held 3 leadership workshops for 105 people and 2 Reproductive Health workshops for 70 women. 662 people have attended mini workshops on a range of subjects including: democracy, human rights, citizenship, management, good governance and peace. These mini workshops last for a few hours while major workshops take place over a few days. Herat has a special Women’s Empowerment Group which brings together highly educated women to help them to further develop their skills in leadership, team work and advocacy. Sixty members of the group have attended sessions in 2021 to discuss social affairs, leadership, cultural matters and women’s rights.
AIL Herat has outreach to youth through two special projects: one is a leadership class, which recently increased in size from 30 to 50 students, and the other is a Youth Club which has 100 members. The subjects covered include leadership, democracy, citizenship and human rights.
Trainings in Kabul: AIL Kabul held 3 teacher training seminars for 150 people (128 female) in 2021. Three leadership workshops were held for 170 people (155 female). One reproductive health workshop was held for 35 women. There were 3 mini workshops for 107 (105 female) in subjects related to children and school.
Thank you for your support which continues to be vital to helping Afghan women thrive.
Update on clinics: Our health clinics are stretched to capacity and beyond with thousands of displaced people adding to the local patient numbers. There is a shortage of medicines and of the Covid vaccine. We have hundreds of people camping outside our facilities but we lack enough food, vitamins, Ensure and Pedialyte to help everyone who needs it. We desperately need funding, food supplements, clean water, hygiene supplies and Covid vaccines. We plan to open 2 new health clinics in 2022 to help address the need.
AIL Outreach 2021: 23,905 students, 18,132 PPE distributed, 6 health clinics, 50-bed Covid-19 hospital, 95,593 patient treatments, 59,888 health education, 13,050 food aid families served, 22 radio broadcasts daily, 8 hours of TV programs, 12 provinces reached.