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What’s cooking in Afghanistan? One woman’s struggle to work

What's cooking in Afghanistan? One woman's struggle to work With more than 60 percent of its population currently under the age of 25, Afghanistan is on the verge of a...
Drought

PART II: Crippling Drought Grips War-Torn Afghanistan

PART II: Crippling Drought Grips War-Torn Afghanistan Last week, Alice Thomas spoke with us about the ongoing drought that has taken hold of Afghanistan. In part two of the conversation, she...
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Part I: Crippling Drought Grips War-Torn Afghanistan

Part I: Crippling Drought Grips War-Torn Afghanistan Afghanistan is in crisis. Already plagued by seemingly endless war, more than two-thirds of the country is now experiencing the effects of a...
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Women’s Empowerment through Education

Women’s Empowerment through Education Gaining the Power of Choice in Central Asia We don’t usually spend time considering the impacts of human choice unless our power to choose for ourselves...
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Pakistan Facts and Figures

Pakistan Facts and Figures A Developing South Asian Nation with Rich History The country of Pakistan sits on the edge of the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman, between...
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Why Education In Pakistan Matters Now More Than Ever

Why Education In Pakistan Matters Now More Than Ever For decades, the children of Pakistan have been beset by a failing educational system. Despite years of ordinances and attempted overhauls,...
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ISIS Attack on CAI-Supported Schools

ISIS Attack on CAI-Supported Schools We are deeply saddened to report that earlier this month ISIS militants in Afghanistan attacked two schools supported by Central Asia Institute. Fortunately, neither students...
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A Charitable Wedding Day is Special for Hundreds

A Charitable Wedding Day is Special for Hundreds Chiara Guariglia’s wedding day will be special, and not just for herself and her fiancé Valerio Nardone. Chiara has chosen to dedicate...
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Photo Update: New Photos of Spring Construction

Photo Update: New Photos of Spring Construction Imagine you’re a second-grade student in Tajikistan. It’s December and freezing, but your school is unheated. The cold concrete walls do little to...
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We Remain Firmly Committed to Education in Afghanistan

We Remain Firmly Committed to Education in Afghanistan A Message from the Executive Director Dear Friends, For the last two weeks, I have watched in disbelief and dismay as CAI’s...
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Photo Update: New Construction to Keep Children Safe

Photo Update: New Construction to Keep Children Safe For many in Central Asia, education takes place outdoors. Without classrooms or school buildings, students sit in chairs or on a carpet....
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In Wake Of Recent Attacks On Schools, Boundary Walls Are Essential

In Wake Of Recent Attacks On Schools, Boundary Walls Are Essential For the last 10 years, attacks on schools by Taliban insurgents have been almost unheard of. According to a...
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Why Do We Need More Classrooms? Ask the Teachers, Parents, and School Staff

Why Do We Need More Classrooms? One of the major barriers to education in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan isn’t what you might think. As populations grow and the education revolution...
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Powered By Passion: A Journey Through Central Asia for Girls’ Education

Powered By Passion: A Journey Through Central Asia for Girls’ Education Jack Few is an adventure cyclist with a soft spot for the places he travels and people he meets....
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In Their Own Words: Scholarship Stories from Tajikistan

In Their Own Words: Scholarship Stories from Tajikistan In Tajikistan, poverty is one of the largest barriers to higher education. All too often promising students must end their academic dreams...

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