Afghan Institute of Learning Empowers Afghan Women

by Afghan Institute of Learning
Aug 11, 2010

Summer Update 2010

The Afghan Institute of Learning currently supports 24 education learning centers in Afghanistan and Pakistan. These centers have an enormous impact on the lives of Afghan women and give them the means to support themselves and their families. Here is a story that demonstrates how AIL classes impact women: “My name is Fatima. I am 17 years old and study in class 3 of literacy class. I am a girl who could not get an education due to my family’s strictness. I could not read and write before getting admission in Literacy class. I wished to read and write like thousands of girls. Now my wish has become true by the grace of Allah. Now I can read even magazines and books.” Another girl reports “My name is Ruqia and I study in the Macramé class. My father has a cart in Kote Sangee so that we can get education. I am 16 years old and study in class 8. One year I met some women and girls going this women’s learning center, and I asked them about the center. I became interested and got admission in the Macramé class. Now I am able to make different kinds of table sheets and decoration pieces. When I make and sell them, I make money to help my aged and weak father.”


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Afghan Institute of Learning

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Sakena Yacoobi
Dearborn, Michigan United States

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