Central Asia Institute has three partners in Afghanistan that manage programs from the northern regions of Badakhshan and the Wakhan, to the capital city of Kabul, as well as areas closer to the Pakistan border. These organizations are key to our relationships in these areas and our ability to work in places many other NGOs are not able to.
SSEOA (Shining Star Educational Organization of Afghanistan)
Director: Abdul Subhan Misbah
Locations supported: Kabul, Badakhshan, Kunar, Nangarhar, Laghman, Kapisa
CAI began in Pakistan, in one of the most remote and poor villages. Since then, CAI and its in-country grantees have engaged in a wide array of activities to support access to education and livelihood skills impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of girls, boys, and women.
CAI works with our in-country partners to promote improved access to quality education in Gilgit-Baltistan. We support both formal and non-formal schools, offer teacher training, and provide scholarships, with an emphasis on girls and women. The goals are to increase access to quality education, enhance enrollment and retention of students, and strengthen the capacity of teachers to create a stimulating and safe learning environment.
Letter to Donors from CAI’s Board Chair Regarding Programs in Pakistan
Tajikistan is the most recent addition to the countries where we work. It’s the poorest of the former Soviet bloc countries. CAI works closely with our partner in Tajikistan to address the conditions under which students learn. They help identify crumbling infrastructure in need of repair and updating Soviet era learning methodologies to help the struggling country to meet its education objectives.
Central Asia Institute Tajikistan
Director: Mahbuba Qurbonalieva
Locations supported: Gorno-Badakshan-Autonomous-Oblast (GBAO)