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School girl in Afghanistan

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...
Mountain range in Tajikistan

In remote Tajikistan, aspiring women launch their own businesses

In remote Tajikistan, aspiring women launch their own businesses By Molly Shapiro Imagine living in one of the most remote places in the world, in a village nestled among some...
Map of Pakistan

Technology lights up learning in northern Pakistan

Technology lights up learning in northern Pakistan By Hannah Denys In many parts of the world, it’s unthinkable to have a classroom without technology. Lessons are projected onto smartboards where...
Afghan family

CAI donors step in to help Afghan women and children in crisis

CAI donors step in to help Afghan women and children in crisis By Alice Thomas What happens to an impoverished family in Afghanistan when the father is killed in the...
students at cbe school

Against all odds, many Afghan women and girls are still getting an education

Against all odds, many Afghan women and girls are still getting an education By Hannah DenysWomen and girls are standing up to Taliban rules and demanding access to education in...
School construction in Barushan Tajikistan

Hope comes to Barushan

Hope comes to Barushan The villagers in the mountain community of Barushan in remote Tajikistan are abuzz. Old and young alike can’t stop talking about the construction of the new...
Refugee camp in Afghanistan

Fighting the new, nameless war in Afghanistan

Fighting the new, nameless war in Afghanistan When the Taliban retook control of Afghanistan in August 2021, 20 years after their expulsion by U.S. troops, the American War ended. During...
girl looking down and reading

What does girls’ education have to do with climate change?

What does girls’ education have to do with climate change? By Alice ThomasAcross the globe, people are feeling the effects of climate change—from hurricanes to flooding to droughts to wildfires....
Two girls holding hands

We’re all connected

We're all connected By Rebecca LeeAsk Ruth Abad for the key to the world’s problems, and she answers with one word: education. Ask her to be more specific, and she...

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