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World refuge day

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day Takes on a Different Meaning For Afghan Children June 20th is World Refugee Day, marked by the United Nations to commemorate the crises and hardships experienced by...
peace talks

In Wake of Taliban Peace Talks, Afghan Women Hope Basic Human Rights Still Theirs

In Wake of Taliban Peace Talks, Afghan Women Hope Basic Human Rights Still Theirs Earlier this year the United States commenced peace negotiations with the Taliban in the hope of...
mother's day

Mother’s Day: Honoring Our First Teacher

Mother’s Day: Honoring Our First Teacher Take a moment to honor your mom What’s the first thing you remember? Is your mother in the memory? Is she teaching you something?...
Alice Thomas

Meet CAI’s New Executive Director, Alice Thomas

Meet CAI’s New Executive Director, Alice Thomas It is our great pleasure to introduce Central Asia Institute’s new executive director, Alice Thomas! Earlier this week, Alice also sat down with...
Pakistan School

Update on Central Asia Institute Programs in Pakistan

Update on Central Asia Institute Programs in Pakistan Dear Friend, As Chair of the Board and on behalf of all our staff, let me start out by thanking you once...
Nowruz

Nowruz: Celebration of Good Fortune and Springtime

Nowruz: Celebration of Good Fortune and SpringtimeAs winter begins to loosen its grip, millions of people around the world will welcome the warmer weather by celebrating the Persian New Year,...
role of education

The role of education in childhood development

The role of education in childhood development Within the child lies the fate of the future. - Maria Montessori The beginning of each human life is a time of unlimited...
Young girl

Advantages of Education for Kids in the Developing Country of Afghanistan

Advantages of Education for Kids in the Developing Country of Afghanistan The education of children and women in Afghanistan is an emotional cause, with humanitarian urgency. But if you follow...
Men building a school

See the School You Built

See the School You Built In the spring, we asked for your help to build a new primary school in Pish, Tajikistan. The existing school was built years ago without...
gender equality

Gender Equality in Afghan Education: Building a new start for a nation in turmoil

Gender Equality in Afghan Education: Building a new start for a nation in turmoil We want the education by which character is formed, the strength of mind is increased, the...
girls' education

Improving Girls’ Education in Developing Countries: Creating a Better Future, One Life at a Time

Improving Girls’ Education in Developing Countries: Creating a Better Future, One Life at a Time The plight of uneducated women in developing countries has thousands of faces. But with so...
School in Pakistan

Girls’ Access to Education: Bringing the First Schools to Remote Villages

Girls’ Access to Education: Bringing the First Schools to Remote Villages Pakistan has one of the lowest literacy rates and the second-largest out-of-school population worldwide. The greatest impacts of those...
Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday: Funding Education with Gratitude and Generosity

Giving Tuesday: Funding Education with Gratitude and Generosity The spirit of giving is grounded in gratitude. Throughout the holiday season, we take stock of our lives and our world—the good,...
Shabnam Student Story

Shabnam

Courage, a dream and a better life: The story of a fatherless girl from the high mountains of remote Pakistan. Here is Shabnam’s story, in her own words. My name...
Pakistan landscape

To Risk Nothing is to Have Nothing

To Risk Nothing is to Have Nothing By Sa'adia Khan Before leaving for a photojournalism assignment I write a letter to my children. The hope is that I will return...

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