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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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Meet the Dream Makers Who Give Monthly to Create Lasting Change

Meet the Dream Makers Who Give Monthly to Create Lasting Change Today we want to recognize some of the unsung heroes that make education in the remote regions of Central...
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IRA Charitable Rollover Rules and the New Tax Law

IRA Charitable Rollover Rules and the New Tax Law January 2018 ushered in a new tax law with many sweeping changes. The 503-page document left many CAI supporters wondering how...
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Update: The Number of Girls with Access to Education in Darel Valley Homeschools Doubles

Update: The Number of Girls with Access to Education in Darel Valley Homeschools Doubles In 2017, after careful talk and negotiation, CAI was presented with the opportunity to create more...
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Education For Peace: Top 10 Ways Education Promotes Peace

Education For Peace: Top 10 Ways Education Promotes Peace Education Promotes Peace Over the holidays, we often see images of doves, that well known symbol of peace and tranquility, and...
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Afghan Food Celebrates Culture and Tradition

Afghan Food Celebrates Culture and Tradition During this festive time of the year the sweet smell of seasonal treats and the taste of traditional holiday foods connect us with familiar...
Student Success Story Naseem

CAI Hero Naseem

CAI HERO: Naseem Parveen Naseem Parveen is Central Asia Institute’s (CAI) mission all rolled up in one person. She is female. Her impoverished family was devastated by a natural disaster...
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Computer Skills Training in Northern Afghanistan is Revitalizing Schools

Computer Skills Training in Northern Afghanistan is Revitalizing Schools In northern Afghanistan most schools don’t have computers. Teachers and administrators must keep track of grades, attendance, and lessons by hand....
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CAI Hero Murzia

CAI HERO: My science teacher Tooba by Murzia My name is Murzia and I am a student at Ghazi High School in Kabul. I was born in 1998 in Jalozai...
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Violence Against Women A Roadblock To Education

Violence Against Women A Roadblock To Education November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. In places like Central Asia, women face the threat of...
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A Woman’s Place

This article is an excerpt from the 2017 Journey of Hope magazine. If you like this story, you can order or download the entire magazine for free and read more...
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The Fight For Women’s Voting Rights

The Fight for Women’s Voting Rights November 8th will be a very important day for women's voting rights. On this day, millions of women will go to the polls in...
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The Gifting Season is Upon Us, so What About Donation Gifts?

The Gifting Season is Upon Us, so What About Donation Gifts? Suddenly it’s November. Snow is falling gently outside the window at CAI, and this year’s Journey of Hope magazine...
Boy in Wakhan Afghanistan

What About the Boys? Educating Boys is Still Important in Developing Countries

What About the Boys? Educating Boys is Still Important in Developing Countries Educating girls in developing countries has been the focal point of NGOs and charity organizations for many years....
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Afghan Kuchi Tribes Thrive With Community Education

Afghan Kuchi Tribes Thrive With Community Education In the eastern provinces of Afghanistan, where agriculture is still the main source of income, semi-nomadic Kuchi  tribes still move with the seasons,...

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