4 12, 2017

Computer Skills Training in Northern Afghanistan is Revitalizing Schools

2018-03-28T08:10:29-06:00December 4th, 2017|Afghanistan, Impact, Journey Of Hope, Programs|2 Comments

In northern Afghanistan most schools don’t have computers. Teachers and administrators must keep track of grades, attendance, and lessons by hand. It’s not always lack of access to computers that’s holding these teachers back, but a lack of computer skills training and understanding of this new technology that keeps them isolated.

14 11, 2017

A Woman’s Place

2018-03-28T08:12:33-06:00November 14th, 2017|Afghanistan, Impact, Journey Of Hope|2 Comments

There is a saying in Afghanistan, “Women should stay home or in the grave.” This sentiment is a remnant of the Taliban-era, when women could be whipped in public for baring their ankles, lose a finger for painting their nails, or be thrown down a flight of stairs for hosting an informal school in their homes.

30 10, 2017

What About the Boys? Educating Boys is Still Important in Developing Countries

2018-03-28T08:19:58-06:00October 30th, 2017|Afghanistan, General, Pakistan|6 Comments

Educating girls in developing countries has been the focal point of NGOs and charity organizations for many years. The UN highlighted girls’ education in both the 2000 Millennium Development Goals and the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals.  While these goals include educating boys too, they call out the disparity in gender specifically. CAI also singles out girls’ education as an important focus in our mission, noting that girls face higher social and economic barriers to education than boys in the countries where we work.

20 10, 2017

Afghan Kuchi Tribes Thrive With Community Education

2018-03-28T08:19:53-06:00October 20th, 2017|Afghanistan, Impact, School Building, Maintenance, Equipment and Supplies, Spring Campaign|6 Comments

In the eastern provinces of Afghanistan, where agriculture is still the main source of income, semi-nomadic Kuchi tribes still move with the seasons, following ancient cultural traditions. In the past these tribes roamed across the region in search of grazing grounds for their herds of sheep and camels, but government borders, private land, and changing climate have drastically reduced the number of people who still travel, and the places they can go.

30 05, 2017

Update: Ray-E-Abisham Primary School Construction On Hold

2018-03-27T20:40:47-06:00May 30th, 2017|Afghanistan, General, Impact, School Building, Maintenance, Equipment and Supplies|11 Comments

For 20 years CAI has focused our efforts on educating people, especially women, in the most remote areas of the world, knowing they will have the biggest impact. This journey is long and difficult, and we’ve learned that even the best-laid plans sometimes need to shift. This is the case with the Ray-e-Abisham primary school in Ishkashim, Afghanistan, one of the featured projects we’ve been writing about in our Spring Construction Campaign.