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.

20 03, 2017

Spring Traditions Welcome Warmer Weather in Central Asia

2018-03-28T21:56:26-06:00March 20th, 2017|Programs, Spring Campaign|7 Comments

All around the northern hemisphere temperatures are getting warmer, snow is receding and hints of spring are in the air. After a long winter, people for centuries have been marking the return of warm weather and the growing season with holidays and spring traditions. These celebrations vary from country to country, state to state, and even town to town.

1 05, 2014

May 1, 2014 – CAI Launches its 2014 Spring Campaign

2018-03-28T21:56:04-06:00May 1st, 2014|Communiqué, Spring Campaign|0 Comments

CAI Launches 2014 Spring Campaign

Photo by Erik Petersen. Photo by Erik Petersen.

Asalaam Aleikum. Peace be with you. Spring has finally arrived in the mountains. Trees and flowers are blossoming, the air smells sweet, and the songbirds are singing. It is indeed a season of renewal, rebirth, repentance, and charity.

In many of the remote mountain villages of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan that Central Asia Institute (CAI) serves, early spring is bittersweet. Food stocks are depleted, immune systems are weakened, and snow has meant […]