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Afghanistan Update: Making Education Possible – One Girl at a Time

Afghanistan Update: Making Education Possible – One Girl at a Time The news stories from Afghanistan continue to be grim. Growing poverty and hunger. Increasing  repression of women and girls....
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Fighting the odds: new programs keep education alive for Afghan girls

Fighting the odds: new programs keep education alive for Afghan girls Take a moment and imagine what it’s like to be a girl or young woman living in Afghanistan today......
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Women’s education and CAI programming: What does the future hold?

Women’s education and CAI programming: What does the future hold? Updated December 9, 2021 In the past several months, many of you have contacted us to ask pressing questions. What’s...

Your Dollars at Work in Afghanistan

Your dollars at work in Afghanistan It’s been nearly four months since the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, and the Afghan people continue to face incomprehensible hardship and an uncertain future. With...
Ghulam Nabi -Teacher in classroom

Together, we turned Giving Tuesday into Teacher Tuesday

Together, we turned Giving Tuesday into Teacher Tuesday When Umeed Primary School in remote Pakistan ran into financial difficulty, Ghulam Nabi continued teaching. For nearly a year, he worked without...
Afghan woman in black

Executive Statement: 9/11 – 20 Years Later

Executive Statement: 9/11 – 20 Years Later Mourning what we lost, remembering what we gained This Saturday, September 11, 2021, America will commemorate those who lost their lives 20 years...
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Update-Attack on Hamid Karzai International Airport

UPDATE: Central Asia Institute's Statement on the Attack on Hamid Karzai International Airport in Afghanistan Central Asia Institute is deeply shocked and saddened by the monstrous and unconscionable attack earlier...
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[Urgent] Taliban seize control of Kabul

[Urgent] Taliban seize control of Kabul & solidify control of the country Along with so many people around the world, CAI’s staff and board are deeply distraught by the unfolding...
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What’s next in Afghanistan? Answering your questions.

What's next in Afghanistan? Answering Your Questions UPDATED as of August 11, 2021 With the news of the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan in recent weeks, many of our friends...
CBE school in Afghanistan

Giving to CAI through your IRA is as easy as 123

Giving to CAI through your IRA is as easy as 123 By Sonja BahrTrying to understand philanthropic giving, retirement fund requirements, and tax deductions can feel overwhelming. But making a...
Fara Homidi

Connecting a passion for beauty to CAI’s mission

Connecting a passion for beauty to CAI’s mission By Alice Thomas Fara Homidi, a renowned makeup artist and budding entrepreneur, demonstrates through her giving that beauty is more than skin...
Tajikistan landscape

In a mountain village in Tajikistan, a new preschool brings hope and promise

In a mountain village in Tajikistan, a new preschool brings hope and promise By Sonja BahrIn the pocket-sized mountain town of Barushan—like everywhere in the world—young children love to play,...
Rural landscape in Afghanistan

Using education to change a life, a community, and an entire nation

Using education to change a life, a community, and an entire nation By Rebecca Lee CAI Program Officer Zia Sanaban’s journey from a poor, remote village in Afghanistan to a...
group of women in Pakistan

The Myths Around Menstruation Helps Girls Get an Education

The myths around menstruation helps girls get an education By Molly Shapiro In the remote mountain villages of Gilgit-Baltistan in northern Pakistan, young girls confront many challenges in their pursuit...
Children on their way to school

Kids in rural Afghanistan get the chance to attend school for the first time

Kids in rural Afghanistan get the chance to attend school for the first time By Lynzy BillingHigh up in the rugged mountains of Kunar province in northeastern Afghanistan, nestled between...

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