Need: Donations needed to support Afghan Institute of Learning
Founder and Executive Director of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL), Sakena Yacoobi, is often asked why she does the kind of work she does with AIL. Each time the question is posed, she is reminded of the children in Peshawar when they first come to school. In their eyes, she saw fear, sadness and hopelessness. But in just a few weeks, the same children are standing taller, laughing and playing with smiles across their faces. Sakena answers the question with this: “When you make education available to Afghan children, it is like giving them a new life and hope for their future.”
The women served by AIL come into our programs with nothing and they leave with, not only an education and income-generating skills to help provide for their families, they leave with hope in their hearts and a healing in their souls.
Help support AIL’s efforts to provide quality educational opportunities and basic health services through its Women’s Learning Centers, health education services, teacher training, and training in the areas of leadership, peace, human rights, gender rights and IT knowledge. Together, we can help the Afghan people reach beyond their circumstances to forge a new Afghanistan in the days to come.
To donate to AIL, please contact us for more information. To support specific AIL projects, visit our Global Giving project page.
Photo credit: © William Vazquez, Photographer. Maternal Health Initiative supported through a grant from the Abbott Fund.