1 05, 2018

Photo Update: New Construction to Keep Children Safe

2018-05-07T12:02:45+00:00May 1st, 2018|Afghanistan, Pakistan, Programs, Tajikistan|5 Comments

For many in Central Asia, education takes place outdoors. Without classrooms or school buildings, students sit in chairs or on a carpet. If there is enough money, the school can buy a tent to keep rain and wind from stopping a lesson.

With little else to distinguish where a school property begins or ends, strangers can wander right onto the property or lurk at its borders. If that sounds concerning to you, it is as well for parents. Too often, that danger results in children kept at home, away from a threat of kidnapping or abuse. In conservative communities, where many […]

13 07, 2017

In Her Own Words: An Honest Letter From a Scholarship Student

2018-03-28T08:33:36+00:00July 13th, 2017|Impact, Scholarships for Students, Tajikistan|4 Comments

“Tajik women must be educated for a healthy and a happy life. An educated woman can be a better human being, successful mother and a responsible citizen.” These words come from Ayperi Kubanichbekova, a shining example of determination and passion for learning exhibited by CAI scholarship students the keep girls in school.

12 05, 2017

Mother’s Day Insights From Tajikistan

2018-03-28T21:58:42+00:00May 12th, 2017|General, Tajikistan|2 Comments

This Mother’s Day we want to honor Mahbuba Qurbonalieva, the director of Central Asia Institute Tajikistan (CAI-T) and an amazing mother who champions education for all girls. CAI asked Mahbuba to share some of her insights, important lessons she learned from her mother, and wisdom she wants to pass on to her daughter. Below are her thoughtful answers to our questions about motherhood, education, and raising strong women.