EDUCATE A GIRL.
CHANGE THE WORLD.

Yes, I want to educate a girl and change the world. 

Educate a girl. Change the world.

Yes, I want to educate a girl and change the world. 

OUR MISSION:

To promote education and livelihood skills, especially for girls and women, in the remote regions of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan.

She is the Key

We’re here for everyone — girls, boys, women, and men — but we’ve found that focusing on girls and women can have a larger impact that lasts for generations.

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She is the Key

We’re here for everyone — girls, boys, women, and men — but we’ve found that focusing on girls and women can have a larger impact that lasts for generations.

FIND OUT WHY

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“I want to be a teacher to empower the next generation of girls.”

– Mah Jan, Afghan Scholarship Student

“I want to be a teacher to empower the next generation of girls.”

– Mah Jan, Afghan Scholarship Student

The Challenges We’re Tackling

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70% of Afghan children

feel unsafe in school, with girls feeling less safe than boys.

(Save the Children, 2019)

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17% of children in Tajikistan

 under age 5 have three or more children’s books.

(Save the Children, 2019)

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70% of school-age children

in Pakistan are out of school.
Most of them are girls.

(Unicef, 2018)

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70% of Afghan children

feel unsafe in school, with girls feeling less safe than boys.

(Save the Children, 2019)

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17% of children in Tajikistan

 under age 5 have three or more children’s books.

(Save the Children, 2019)

Girl in School

70% of school-age children

in Pakistan are out of school.
Most of them are girls.

(Unicef, 2018)

We're on a mission to empower others and

It’s because of you that we’re able to offer quality education in remote, mountainous regions of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan.
 
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STUDENTS

Our student-oriented programs help girls and boys in remote areas of Central Asia to overcome obstacles that restrict access to education, like poverty, distance, and conflict.

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STUDENTS

Our student-oriented programs help girls and boys in remote areas of Central Asia to overcome obstacles that restrict access to education, like poverty, distance, and conflict.

TEACHERS

Low pay, long hours, and poor training contribute to a severe shortage of qualified and capable teachers in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan. Our programs unite bright teaching minds with the children who need them to succeed.   

Programs - Teachers

TEACHERS

Low pay, long hours, and poor training contribute to a severe shortage of qualified and capable teachers in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan. Our programs unite bright teaching minds with the children who need them to succeed.   

SCHOOLS

Central Asia Institute partners with local organizations and communities to ensure that schools are safe, healthy, and well-maintained learning environments where students can thrive.  

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SCHOOLS

Central Asia Institute partners with local organizations and communities to ensure that schools are safe, healthy, and well-maintained learning environments where students can thrive.  

CAREERS

Educating and empowering women with the tools they need to earn their own income is one of the most impactful ways we can make a difference in the impoverished communities where we work.

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CAREERS

Educating and empowering women with the tools they need to earn their own income is one of the most impactful ways we can make a difference in the impoverished communities where we work.

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Where

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Where We Work

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YOU ARE CHANGING LIVES

 3,140

people received support last year alone.*

Learn more about what a gift from you can do for the people in Central Asia.

*Data from CAI’s latest Impact Report, 2019

YOU ARE CHANGING LIVES

 3,140

people received support last year alone.*

Learn more about what a gift from you can do for the people in Central Asia.

*Data from CAI’s latest Impact Report, 2019

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

– Margaret Mead, Anthropologist

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

– Margaret Mead, Anthropologist

BE A FORCE FOR EDUCATION

Education is the key to unlocking the full potential of girls and women — but that requires a collective effort.

Join the movement today.

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