Afghan Institute of Learning
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Save rural Afghan women and children with healthcare and Fast Track Education for Afghans
Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) is a preeminent NGO in Afghanistan. CHI has for many years had a technical assistance agreement with AIL providing grant and report writing and other fundraising help. CHI staff work on a daily basis with AIL President Dr. Sakena Yacoobi and her staff in Afghanistan.
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AIL was founded by Dr. Sakena Yacoobi and under her guidance has grown markedly since 2001 to become internationally recognized and is now one of the most respected Afghan NGOs providing health and education services. Based on this success in communities, AIL is 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. AIL runs Learning Centers, health clinics and a comprehensive range of workshops on topics from health, peace, human rights to elections, women's empowerment,good governance and leadership.
In addition, AIL is considered a preeminent Afghan teacher training organization. AIL has also developed training curriculum with culturally relevant human rights education, health education, and counseling materials. The organization has also held Love and Forgiveness conferences and workshops and runs a legal aid clinic for poor women.
AIL has been recognized by many organizations with awards and featured in numerous articles. AIL is also included in the book "Half the Sky" by Nicolas Kristof and Sheryl DuWunn. See AIL's website.
CHI also assists Dr. Yacoobi's private enterprise work through its Afghan Development Project. Dr. Yacoobi has founded private enterprise in the fields of health, education and media. The support of private sector development in Afghanistan is a vital component of rebuilding a self supporting society. Dr. Yacoobi has founded four private schools, a private hospital and a private radio station.