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Journey of Hope – Our gift to you

Get a glimpse of life in Central Asia as you read stories from many different authors. See the faces of people whose lives we’ve touched, and visit the beautiful places where we work

Journey of Hope Fall 2015

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Please join our Journey of Hope. Read our annual publication, featuring stories like:

  • Writing for change
    Afghan women pen a new destiny for Afghanistan
  • Life Lessons
    Play and innocence in time of war
  • Girls’ Education 
    We’ve come far, but there is a long way to go
    by Greg Mortenson

You have probably heard the age-old adage, sharing is caring. This saying is very true for many of the communities we serve in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan where storytelling is an essential part of the culture. When stories are shared acquaintances become friends, friends become family, and families become stronger.

In this publication we have shared the stories of the people we serve. By reading them you become part of our extended family.

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How can you help?

By making a donation to support the dreams of children longing to become part of the world. Or, decide to be a monthly supporter. You’ll join a special group of donors who are the foundation of our work to create peace through education.

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Afghan Women Writing Project

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

by Masooma

Yesterday my sister was afraid of going outside,
Today my sisters are going to school,
And tomorrow they will work outside of the home.

Yesterday my sister was stoned.
Today she is studying to be a doctor,
And tomorrow she will save a life.

Yesterday my sister’s dream was to have a book.
Now she is in the library,
And tomorrow she will write the book.

Yesterday my sister looked at the world through a small window.
Today she sees the world through her camera,
And tomorrow the world will see everything through her documentaries.

Yesterday my country’s women had no rights.
Now they are fighting for their rights,
And tomorrow they will have the same rights as men.

Yesterday my country was a desert.
Now my brothers and sisters are planting trees,
And tomorrow, in this garden together, we will live in peace.

For more poems by inspiring Afghan women, check out the Journey of Hope magazine.

See what else CAI has been up to – check out our initiatives to Build Hope, a spring capitol campaign, and Nurture Dreams, a summer scholarship campaign.