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To date, Central Asia Institute has initiated more than 400 projects in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan—many in rural, high-conflict regions where poverty and oppression of women and girls are prevalent.

Central Asia Institute has made extraordinary strides in addressing the unique operating challenges of working in some of the most remote conflict-ridden regions in the world. Board leadership and staff, continually refine and enhance standard operating procedures and financial controls. The reports of the nonprofit watchdog agency Guide Star, the Better Business Bureau, Global Giving and, of course, the IRS all attest to this fact that Central Asia Institute continues to meet and exceed international nonprofit operating standards and uphold the highest levels of transparency and accountability.

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Charitable Solicitation Registration

Central Asia Institute is currently registered in the following:

Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, , Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, , North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Tennessee, ,Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia.

The following states do not require registration:

Arizona, Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, Texas,Vermont, and Wyoming

You can donate to Central Asia Institute in a currency other than U.S. dollars by making an online credit card contribution. The credit card company will automatically convert your gift to U.S. dollars. You may also send us a check in other currencies, however, our bank charges significant fees to convert your gift to U.S. dollars. PLEASE NOTE: Central Asia Institute is a U.S. 501(c)3 non-profit organization and we are only registered in the U.S. A donation made outside the U.S. is NOT tax deductible.

At this time, we do not accept material goods. There is no reliable postal system in the regions we serve. Transport of material donations – after packing, taxes, customs, shipping by jeep, donkey and porter – is very expensive. We choose instead to support and thereby stimulate the local economy by purchasing the necessary school and building supplies within the region. However, occasionally Central Asia Institute accepts in-kind services. For more information please contact us at info@centralasiainstitute.org.

Visit our Donation page and follow the instructions under Stock Donations.

Complete the online donation form and check the box next to “I would like to dedicate this donation.” You can also call us at 877.595.7941.

Visit our Donation Page and select the type of donation you wish to make.

Our projects

School is generally in session for 240 to 260 days a year, with students in class five to six days a week. Every CAI school complies with that country’s curriculum guidelines. Classes include math, English, Pakistan studies-history, Urdu, Islamic studies, and science. CAI added hygiene and nutrition and developed a workbook that covers local culture, tradition, and folklore.

Due to the nature of the communities with which we partner, the remote locations of the projects, and volatile conditions where we work, Central Asia Institute cannot take the responsibility for individuals who wish to visit CAI-supported projects. Should you consider traveling to Afghanistan, Pakistan, or Tajikistan on your own as a tourist, please refer to Travel Warnings issued by the US State Department.

You may choose to donate to our “School Building” fund. This fund supports construction projects in the region where we work, including school construction and repairs. To discuss other sponsorship opportunities, email info@centralasiainstitute.org or call us at 877.585.7841.

Due to limited staff capacity, Central Asia Institute does not allow donors to sponsor specific teachers or students. To support teachers or students, please consider making a donation to fund teachers’ salaries & training or scholarships.

Get involved

Visit our Careers page for open positions.

While we are inspired by the efforts of others to promote education in Central Asia, Central Asia Institute unfortunately has a limited capacity to partner with other organizations. If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at info@centralasiainstitute.org.

We appreciate your desire to communicate with students and beneficiaries in Central Asia.  However, Central Asia Institute has a very small staff and it is difficult for us to facilitate correspondence between our supporters and beneficiaries.

Please refer to our Ways to Help page for various ways to support Central Asia Institute’s mission.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering. Unfortunately, at this time, we do not accept volunteers.