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Welcome to Preschool #2!

Welcome to Preschool #2! After years of planning and construction, CAI is thrilled to invite you inside the walls of our newly built Preschool #2. Located in Barushan, Tajikistan, this...
Dried apricots

Zehra’s Season for Success

Zehra’s Season for Success In Marudo Kharmang, Pakistan, Zehra has long appreciated the sweet taste and economic potential of the simple apricot. And yet, she struggled to raise consistent harvests...
Afghan teacher in front of black board

Wajmah forges her own path in Afghanistan

Wajmah forges her own path in Afghanistan “I couldn’t write or read until last year, not even a single word,” shared 16-year-old Wajmah. As a girl in rural Afghanistan, Wajmah...
Baked goods from Tajikistan

Zarafshon’s Future Looks Delicious

Zarafshon’s Future Looks Delicious At 49 years old, Zarafshan has experienced significant strife in her home country of Tajikistan. Following the breakup of the Soviet Union, civil war broke out...
Group of women and girls in Pakistan waving

Celebrating Women’s Month

This International Women’s Month, Join CAI in Celebrating the Women and Girls of Central Asia Throughout the month of March, Central Asia Institute is celebrating all the incredibly inspiring and...
Completed Preschool 2 in Tajikistan

Tajikistan’s Preschool #2 Comes to Life

Tajikistan’s Preschool #2 Comes to Life Supporters of Preschool #2 (P2) in Tajikistan will be able to celebrate soon!  Four years ago, we broke ground on P2, and so many...
Group of children in Afghanistan

Emergency Response to Herat Earthquake

Emergency Response to Herat Earthquake Between 7 and 15 October 2023, Herat Province, Afghanistan, endured a series of three powerful earthquakes, each registering a magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter...
Apricots on tree branch

Golden Harvest: Apricot Innovation in Baltistan

Golden Harvest: Apricot Innovation in Baltistan In March 2023, Central Asia Institute and Pakistan partner Moawin Foundation launched a new economic empowerment project for women in the breathtaking region of...
Landscape with mountains in Tajikistan

Tahmina’s Business Stands the Test of Time

Tahmina’s Business Stands the Test of Time Tahmina is starting 2024 with a hard-earned title: businesswoman. Her journey to entrepreneurship was filled with starts, stops, lessons, and achievements. These days,...
Pakistan school

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,...
Group of girls in classroom

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...

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