Afghan Institute of Learning
Yacoobi receives World Children's Prize Honorary Award. See AIL website Awards page
The Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL)
Provinces AIL has worked in
__Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL)
AIL is part of an exciting Crowdrise challenge - where charities compete to raise the most money for their causes and win bonus donations totaling $75,000 .
We would love your support! CHI is raising money for AIL the challenge runs through June 6th at 5pm EST. To donate go to our Crowdrise page http://www.crowdrise.com/afghaninstituteoflearning-RFW
Skoll World Forum 2013 "Dare to Imagine" video - Sakena featured
Sakena is a Skoll Social Entrepreneur. Social entrepreneurs are good at driving social change and the Skoll World Forum was created to recognize and support the world's leading social entrepreneurs to invest in ,connect and celebrate them.
"When you work at the grass roots level, working with all kinds of people- that power of people will never be matched by anything else."
Dr. Sakena Yacoobi - Skoll World Forum
Creating Hope International (CHI) has been helping the Afghan people for over 30 years and since 1996 by working closely with the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) in refugee camps and Afghan communities. CHI empowers Afghans by providing support to AIL’s programs of health and educational services, community building, leadership and human rights and culture revival.
CHI has a close relationship with AIL under a technical assistance agreement and provides direct services to improve AIL's administrative and financial functions as well as providing training to AIL staff in the same to improve administration, finance, program strategy, fundraising, budgeting, reporting and proposal writing.
AIL has grown markedly since 2001 to become internationally recognized and is one of the largest Afghan women-led NGOs providing health and education services to women and children each year. Based on its own success in communities, AIL is now able to offer training and technical assistance to small local Afghan community-based organizations to help further build the capacity of Afghanistan’s civil society sector.
CHI has helped AIL to increase its annual funding from US $30,000 in 2001 to over $1.3 million today. CHI works to build the capacity of AIL to procure its own funding improving AIL staff skills in management, book keeping and finances. CHI representatives travel to Afghanistan and provide intensive training to AIL staff on various topics related to NGO operations.
CHI staff have also provided advanced teacher training to AIL teacher trainers. AIL is now considered the preeminent teacher training organization for Afghans. CHI has helped develop training curriculum with culturally relevant human rights education, health education, and counseling materials. CHI has trained AIL staff in human rights and helped AIL to successfully introduce human rights training to Afghan women in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
AIL has been recognized by many organizations and featured in articles and a book called Half the Sky by Nicolas Kristof and Sheryl DuWunn. Click here
CHI also runs an Education and Health Afghanistan Project click here for more information.
AIL Program Overview document available to download - see link below