Afghan Institute of Learning Empowers Afghan Women

by Afghan Institute of Learning
Vetted
Mar 5, 2012

Knowledge Shared

In our last report, I mentioned AIL’s Leadership seminars being in high demand.  The results that we are seeing from these seminars are astounding.  The women who are attending are not only improving their own lives, but also working to improve their neighbors and communities.  Here is an example:

 “I am now a woman with high education. I have many economic problems, but I couldn’t work out of home to earn anything. The low salary of my husband couldn’t solve our problems. After joining the Leadership Workshop, I learned that I have to be aware of my abilities. I should attend some courses in order to provide services to both my family and my people. One of the participants in Leadership Workshop guided me to attend a Sewing Course so I attended the course and learned sewing. I sewed cloth and sold it. With my earnings I could buy a sewing machine. Then I established a sewing course. I taught some students who were mostly illiterate girls and women. Now all of them are intelligent and talented tailors and spend their life sewing and earning respectfully.”

 

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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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