Afghan Institute of Learning
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Creating Hope International has worked with the Afghan Institute of Learning for many years and has a technical assistance agreement with AIL providing grant writing, report writing and other fundraising help. CHI staff work on a daily basis with AIL President Dr. Sakena Yacoobi and her staff in Afghanistan providing them with support and help as needed. AIL Overview 2014
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. 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. 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. Staff have also provided advanced teacher training to AIL teacher trainers and now AIL is considered a preeminent Afghan teacher training organization. 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 with awards and featured in articles. AIL is also included in the book "Half the Sky" by Nicolas Kristof and Sheryl DuWunn.
CHI has another area of work in Afghanistan the Afghan Development Project which supports private enterprise in the fields of health, education and media. 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 a private hospital in Herat and the development of a private radio station.