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The Power Couple of Jagir Basin

The Power Couple of Jagir Basin For Maria Bono and her husband Raja Naveed, the endearing “power couple” label applied by their community is one they can wear confidently. Together,...
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Bibi Finds Her Path

Bibi Finds Her Path Bibi Kashmira knows firsthand the difference that an education can make. At just 25 years old, she has navigated uncertainty and economic instability, but always saw...
Group of students in classroom in Pakistan

Progress in Pakistan

Progress in Pakistan The towering mountains of Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan are serene against the bustling villages below. For Central Asia Institute the activity is truly nonstop. From repairing schools to mobilizing...
Landscape in Afghanistan

URGENT APPEAL for earthquake survivors in Herat, Afghanistan

URGENT APPEAL for earthquake survivors in Herat, Afghanistan In the wake of the recent devastating earthquakes in Afghanistan, which claimed the lives of more than 2,000 people and left nearly...
Shabana’s classroom in Afghanistan

Watching Shabana Shine

Watching Shabana Shine As the sun rises over Parwan District in Afghanistan, 8-year-old Shabana wakes and joins her parents and eight siblings for breakfast. The day will be busy as...
An Evening in Vermont - Event

Event Report: An Evening in Vermont

Event Report: An Evening in Vermont This August, roughly two years after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, Central Asia Institute hosted an intimate discussion on the future of Afghan women...
Landscape of Khorog Tajikistan

Sulhiya’s Story – Tajikistan

Sulhiya’s Story - Tajikistan Growing up in the Gorno Badakhshan region of Tajikistan, Sulhiya was known her for compassion and outgoing personality. When she was looking for direction after graduating...
Afghan girls playing

Asia’s Story

Asia’s Story Asia is a second grader on a mission. Living in the Dasht Sar Lola village of Badakhshan, Asia has faced tremendous obstacles in her journey towards education, but...
Royesa’s Story

An Education Back on Track: Royesa’s Story

An Education Back on Track: Royesa’s Story In the Ishkashan Village of Badakhshan District, Afghanistan, primary education is not a guarantee. Although all children are expected to attend primary school...
Classroom in Pakistan

Nurturing Young Minds

Nurturing Young Minds The Early Childhood Development center in Dain, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, begins each day like all early childhood centers: with smiling teachers greeting their littlest learners. One of those...
Sitora in Tajikistan

Sitora’s Story

Sitora’s Story Sitora Majnunova, 41, lives with her brother and daughter in the Roshkala district in Tajikistan’s marginalized Gorno Badakhshan region. Following the death of her husband a few years...
Badukshan region in Afghanistan

Sadia’s Story

Sadia’s Story Sadia Sahar, 24, lives with her large family in the Khash District in Badakhshan. Her parents are farmers. While Sadia was lucky to attain a bachelor’s level education,...
Afghan Girls Education (AGE) program

One Student, One Tree

One Student, One Tree For the teachers of Central Asia Institute’s Afghan Girls Education (AGE) program, environmental stewardship and education go hand in hand. This spring, classrooms in four Badakhshan...

Preschool #2 Update: A vision realized, brick by brick

Preschool #2 Update: A vision realized, brick by brick Barushan is a small town nestled in the Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan’s Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) region. A poor and isolated...
Morning classes at CBE school

Read, Watch, and Listen. Your Central Asia Study Guide.

Read, Watch, And Listen: Your Central Asia Study Guide BOOKS Defiant DreamsBy Sola Mahfouz and Malaina Kapoor, 2023Mahfouz and Kapoor shed light on the experiences of everyday Afghan girls and...



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