Education: The Civil Rights Movement of Our Time

2018-03-28T21:36:07+00:00March 23rd, 2016|Scholarships, Scholarships for Students|2 Comments

Education is the civil rights movement of our time. 

Ami has advocated for educational development and equality in the U.S. for the past 20 years. Central Asia Institute has done the same, aided in this civil rights movement, in war-torn and impoverished areas of the world.

“I truly believe that when all kids have access to what some kids have, in terms of an equal education, it will drastically change our world,” Ami said. “We must address barriers to education, whatever they are.”

When you take away barriers to education and a student can experience success for the first time, this becomes a foundation for further success. They learn that there is no limit to what they can do. CAI’s spring campaign will directly fund boundary walls, tent schools, and essential supplies, because when children are not given the opportunity to use their energy in a positive way they are more likely to use it in a negative way. Education has the power to break this cycle.

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  1. meghan horan May 16, 2016 at 1:23 am - Reply

    I will absolutely fund this if you can give more. The value of education lies in personal relationships, as well as relationships to every living thing on the planet ….. even spiders. So tell me about that.

    So YES! Bring these girls out of poverty. Give them literacy. Allow them to excel in the areas of math and science. Meet these basic global requirements as they are practical.

    But first and foremost, teach them how to be true human beings.

    Show me how you will do this, and I will fund you.

    • Dustin Thompson May 17, 2016 at 3:47 pm - Reply

      Thanks for your comment Meghan,

      Have you signed up for our blog, Field Notes? You will learn much more about the global revolution of girls’ education that is happening right now. You will also see that it is the people of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan that are real heroes and heroines of the CAI story. The hunger for education and literacy is palpable. We at CAI only assist them in achieving their own goals by giving them resources they would otherwise not have access to. In fact, CAI only works with communities that ask for our assistance. There is no need to teach them to be true human beings. Through our work with these incredible people it is us, here in the USA, that are reminded of our own humanity. They deserve our thanks and respect for their hard work and dedication to creating a more fair and peaceful world.

      Read this recent post includes one of our scholarship students, Khalida. She wants nothing more than to learn everything she can so she can give back to her home community. She’s a top-notch human in our book. Education and the Future of Sustainable Agriculture

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