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.

23 11, 2017

Violence Against Women A Roadblock To Education

2020-01-13T11:46:09-06:00November 23rd, 2017|Field Notes, General, Impact|4 Comments

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. In places like Central Asia, women face the threat of violence every day, especially pioneering women who break tradition to attend school. This blog is part of a three-part series, published at msmagazine.com, that tackles the violence women experience from their families, society, and culture. Education is key to ending violence, and our in-country partners are striving to create an environment that is safe for all students.

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.

20 10, 2017

Afghan Kuchi Tribes Thrive With Community Education

2020-01-09T12:11:04-06:00October 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.

9 10, 2017

Update: Hareem Still Dreams of Being a Pharmacist

2018-03-28T21:48:20-06:00October 9th, 2017|General, Impact, Student Stories|4 Comments

Last spring CAI supporters met Hareem, a young woman with a dream of being a pharmacist and a strong determination to achieve that dream despite poverty, family tragedy, and difficulty accessing education. Hareem was a featured scholarship student during the 2016 summer campaign. Read an update to her story to see how her determination continues to push her toward her goal, despite unexpected hardships.

3 10, 2017

Collaboration, Education, and Hope Resound at CAI’s Event in D.C.

2020-01-09T11:48:57-06:00October 3rd, 2017|Impact, Programs|5 Comments

Most of the media reports on Afghanistan and Pakistan revolve around military strategy and the ongoing battles against militant groups. However, there are many more issues and initiatives that are taking place to help the people of these countries receive the tools they need to heal and grow their countries. CAI decided to bring these solutions to light during our event in Washington D.C. on September 21, 2017.

14 08, 2017

A Feminist, an Environmentalist, and a Humanitarian

2018-03-28T21:25:54-06:00August 14th, 2017|Impact, Programs|0 Comments

Bonnie Hough was dedicated to finding solutions for challenges - personally, locally, and globally. It was her nature to observe a problem from what she considered a scientific perspective, creating solutions based on her observations and understanding. She did something because it interested her and it needed to be done. This was simply her approach to life.

27 07, 2017

In Her Own Words: An Honest Letter From a Scholarship Student

2020-01-09T10:42:10-06:00July 27th, 2017|Impact, Programs|3 Comments

I, Yalda, daughter of Gholam Heydar, study Dari Language and Literature at the Teacher Training School of Seyed Jamaleddin Afghan. If I tell you the story of my life, you will see what a hard life I have had so far. I was six years old when my father was martyred and at the same time my brother lost a limb in a bombing airstrike. From this very moment, my life became grim and was left with a mountain of grief.

21 07, 2017

To all Parents on National Parents’ Day: Thank You

2018-03-28T08:27:18-06:00July 21st, 2017|Impact, Pennies for Peace, Programs|3 Comments

This year Pennies for Peace (P4P) raised $40,000 to rebuild the Dasht School in Tajikistan through penny collections completed by school children and community groups across the U.S. and internationally. While we often give credit to the kids for collecting pennies and accomplishing their projects, on National Parents' Day we want to say thank you to the parents behind the scenes encouraging and helping their children along the way.

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