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.

21 02, 2017

Teacher-Training Course Provides New Skills and Standards for Rural Teachers

2018-03-28T18:49:48-06:00February 21st, 2017|General, Impact, Programs|10 Comments

Without teachers, the schools we build and support in Central Asia could never fulfill their ultimate purpose: to provide education and literacy for girls and women in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan. In many rural areas, some of which are supporting their first schools, finding qualified teachers can be difficult. For the past few years, CAI and our overseas partners have developed and led teacher-training courses for teachers in the remote areas where we work.

15 02, 2017

Use Your Voice: Celebrate the Right to Literacy this World Read Aloud Day

2018-03-28T18:51:08-06:00February 15th, 2017|General, Impact, Programs|0 Comments

When you start reading in a room full of children, no matter what kind of chaos that room is in, they notice, and gradually, they start to listen. There’s a hush that comes with reading; there’s a peace that stories bring. Reading aloud has the power to capture a child’s imagination, to get them excited about reading and learning, to get them excited about expanding their view of the world.

3 02, 2017

What Kind Of Legacy Will You Leave?

2018-03-28T09:32:31-06:00February 3rd, 2017|General, Impact, Planned Giving|0 Comments

When you think about your legacy, what comes to mind? Is it your children and grandchildren? Is it a property or business? What about a path forward? Many people associate a legacy with something that lasts after we are gone, but a legacy is a path that connects the past with the present and acts as a guide for the future.

23 11, 2016

Violence Against Women A Roadblock To Education

2018-03-27T22:14:21-06:00November 23rd, 2016|Field Notes, General, Impact|2 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.