When Central Asia Institute began helping remote mountain villages get the education they wanted in 1996, there was no formula for doing this kind of work, and no infrastructure to support it. To be successful community involvement was essential. Working hand in hand with local communities to help them achieve their goals has proven again and again that we are not powerless to change the world. Every student given an opportunity of education is one more person who will not turn to ignorance and violence, but will help lead the world in peace.
Soviet-era infrastructure and teaching methods keep the country from meeting it’s educational goals and 53% of the population still lives on less than $2/day.
There are 25 million children unable to receive education and 46% of the population is illiterate.
There are 3 million children unable to receive education and 62% of the population is illiterate (only 24% of women can read).
For two decades, Central Asia Institute has worked to promote education, especially for girls, in places where access to schooling is often insufficient or nonexistent. This work would not have been possible without your help and support. 100% of calendar sales go to supporting peace through education in Central Asia.