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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