Afghan Institute of Learning Empowers Afghan Women

by Afghan Institute of Learning
Afghan Institute of Learning Empowers Afghan Women
Afghan Institute of Learning Empowers Afghan Women
Afghan Institute of Learning Empowers Afghan Women
Afghan Institute of Learning Empowers Afghan Women
Afghan Institute of Learning Empowers Afghan Women
Afghan Institute of Learning Empowers Afghan Women
Afghan Institute of Learning Empowers Afghan Women
Afghan Institute of Learning Empowers Afghan Women
Afghan Institute of Learning Empowers Afghan Women
Afghan Institute of Learning Empowers Afghan Women
Afghan Institute of Learning Empowers Afghan Women
Afghan Institute of Learning Empowers Afghan Women
Afghan Institute of Learning Empowers Afghan Women
Afghan Institute of Learning Empowers Afghan Women
Afghan Institute of Learning Empowers Afghan Women
Afghan Institute of Learning Empowers Afghan Women
Afghan Institute of Learning Empowers Afghan Women
Afghan Institute of Learning Empowers Afghan Women

Project Report | Apr 7, 2017
Great News! AIL project selected for Girl Fund!

By Elizabeth Appleyard | Program Officer

Dear Friends,

We are delighted to let you know that an AIL project has been selected as one of only six projects in the GlobalGiving Girl Fund! The project is 921 Afghan Institute of Learning Empowers Afghan Women.

This project will receive one sixth of the donations made during the rest of this year to the special GlobalGiving Girl Fund!

We would not have been selected for this opportunity without the support we received in the month of March from many donors such as yourselves. Great team effort! Thank you!

Update on Fast Track Education offered by AIL

AIL provides a variety of educational opportunities for women and girls to help them improve their lives. Fast track classes continue to be a popular option at many Learning Centers. One of the most popular is the 4 month long Mobile Literacy Class. This class enables students to acquire literacy at a much faster rate than in the traditional literacy class. Currently, there is one class running for 30 students. It has now completed its second month. During February, the students learned to compose hundreds of health messages and share them with their friends. Topics that were covered in the month of February were:  personal hygiene, reading skills and social affairs. Below is the story of one of the students:

       "My name is Qamar. I am a 13-year old girl. I reached the third grade in school before I was asked to stop and stay home and help my mother with the chores. While at home, I did not practice my writing, therefore I forgot everything I learned. However, as the time passed, I became aware of what happened to me. The majority of girls around me went to school and became educated. I felt lost. I did not have the knowledge or ability to speak and build relationships with my peers. I blamed my family, especially my mother for this misery. A cousin of mine knew how I suffered. She suggested I make a change in my life. Regardless of how old I was, it was never too late for me to learn. At first I was ashamed, but finally I said I was going to do it. My cousin enrolled my name in the mobile literacy class at AIL. Now I am relearning my childhood lessons and becoming familiarized with new words day by day. I learn how to write messages and send them. I can save my friends numbers and interact with them through text messages. I thank Professor Sakena Yacoobi for providing educational programs for girls. By participating in this class, I am encouraged to continue my education.”

To give you an idea of how successful this fast track class is: 255 (85%) of the 300 students who attended the ten 2016 Mobility Literacy classes went from little to no literacy ability to a fourth grade reading and writing ability in four months! 45 students completed the classes at a third grade level. A great achievement for these students and AIL.

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Afghan Institute of Learning

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
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Twitter: @AIL_ngo
Project Leader:
Sakena Yacoobi
Founder & CEO
Dearborn , Michigan United States

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