Afghan Institute of Learning
Champion of Women's Health Award 2014
The Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL)
Provinces AIL has worked in
Afghan Institute of Learning
A must see!
Inspiring Election Song by Afghan students - see Education and Health Afghanistan page or on AIL website blog page. AIL helps with song production - it is now viral!
Dr. Yacoobi receives Honorary Doctorate from University of St. Joseph, West Hartford, CT, listen to commencement speech by Dr.Yacoobi.
Creating Hope International has been working with the people of Afghanistan for many years. In particular CHI has a technical assistance agreement with the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) providing grant writing, report writing and fundraising help to this Afghan run organization. CHI staff work closely with AIL President Dr. Sakena Yacoobi and her staff in Afghanistan providing them with support and help as needed.
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 $1.5 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.
CHI believes in supporting private sector development of schools and hospitals in Afghanistan as this is vital component of a self supporting society. CHI currently supports 3 private schools and the private hospital in Herat.
The mission of AIL is to provide education, training and health services to vulnerable Afghans in order to foster self-reliance, critical thinking skills, and community participation throughout Afghanistan and Pakistan.
AIL Program Overview document available to download - see link below