At 8 years old, Nadia had never seen the inside of a classroom. She could not read, write, or count … but wanted to learn. In 2021, she got her chance when CAI established a school in her village. “School is important for everyone,” she says, “because we learn about ourselves and determine our futures here.”
It is about Fakhriya who couldn’t find a job in her tiny rural town, so she started her own sewing business after graduating from a CAI-sponsored entrepreneurship training program. Now she earns enough to pay herself and her two employees. “The training changed my life,” she said.
Meet Dilshad, a young Pakistani student. She thought she would never learn to read or write because her mountain village had no school. Today Dilshad and 63 other girls and boys are learning the alphabet in their community school.
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