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Afghanistan

CAI Hero Drukshan

CAI HERO: Drukhshan by Karin Ronnow Multilingual mathematician wants to be a doctor Some children are just born learners. They dive into their studies with excitement and determination. They glom...
Hareem

Update: Hareem Still Dreams of Being a Pharmacist

Update: Hareem Still Dreams of Being a Pharmacist Last spring CAI supporters met Hareem, a young woman with a dream of being a pharmacist and a strong determination to achieve...
Collaboration of women

Collaboration, Education, and Hope Resound at CAI’s Event in D.C.

Collaboration, Education, and Hope Resound at CAI’s Event in D.C. Most of the media reports on Afghanistan and Pakistan revolve around military strategy and the ongoing battles against militant groups....
Building path

Update: Spring Projects Are Underway Thanks to Donors

Update: Spring Projects Are Underway Thanks to Donors Earlier this year, we put out a plea for help to repair damaged and crumbling schools and build two new structures for...
Pencils

It’s Back to School for Pennies For Peace

It's Back to School for Pennies For Peace Back to school is on the minds of many parents and children as the hazy days of summer shrink into cooler nights....
Feminist woman

A Feminist, an Environmentalist, and a Humanitarian

A Feminist, an Environmentalist, and a Humanitarian Dr. Bonnie Hough was dedicated to finding solutions for challenges - personally, locally, and globally. It was her nature to observe a problem...
note book

In Her Own Words: An Honest Letter From a Scholarship Student

This letter comes from a CAI scholarship student in Afghanistan. The letter, which has been translated from Dari, shares Yalda's experiences with war, poverty, and hopelessness and the powerful relief...
Boy in school

To all Parents on National Parents’ Day: Thank You

To all Parents on National Parents' Day: Thank You This year Pennies for Peace (P4P) raised $40,000 to rebuild the Dasht School in Tajikistan through penny collections completed by school...
Tajik woman

In Her Own Words: An Honest Letter From a Scholarship Student

In Her Own Words: An Honest Letter From a Scholarship Student “Tajik women must be educated for a healthy and a happy life. An educated woman can be a better...
Tent school

The Importance of Giving During Ramadan and All Year

Giving During Ramadan This month our friends in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, as well as Muslims all around the world, are celebrating Ramadan. During this holy month, which began on...
Running day

Global Running Day: Running Towards Education for All Girls

Global Running Day: Running Towards Education for All Girls Today on Global Running Day people all over the world are celebrating the joy, passion, and sometimes pain of running. Running...
our birthday

Celebrating Our Birthday: The Pioneer Fund a Next Generation Idea

Celebrating Our Birthday: The Pioneer Fund a Next Generation Idea Today is a big day for CAI – we’re celebrating 21 years of providing education to some of the most...
Abisham Primary school

Update: Ray-E-Abisham Primary School Construction On Hold

Recent Clashes Between Taliban and Afghan Forces in Ishkashim Delay Construction of Ray-E-Abisham Primary School For 20 years CAI has focused our efforts on educating people, especially women, in the...
embrace ramadan

Embrace Ramadan’s spirit of gratitude, humility, and self-restraint

  Embrace Ramadan’s spirit of gratitude, humility, and self-restraint Just as summer has finally arrived in the mountains of Montana, Central Asia Institute’s Muslim friends around the world have begun...
Mother's insights

Mother’s Day Insights From Tajikistan

Mother's Day This Mother’s Day we want to honor Mahbuba Qurbonalieva, the director of Central Asia Institute Tajikistan (CAI-T) and an amazing mother who champions education for all girls. CAI...

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