AIL once again this year gave the children at the orphanage we support with education and medicine new clothes on Ramadan. This is always one of our favorite events! With the horrible state of the nation right now, we are extra glad to still have the money for it. We have done this for a number of years, and the children are always excited. Our staff is careful to collect the nicest and prettiest clothes, for the children to wear on Eid.
AIL has given these gifts to the children for many years now. We do it because every child deserves at least one nice outfit, and to feel valued and loved. Afghanistan has fallen out of the news, but that doesn’t mean things are better in Afghanistan. Still we face food shortages, no work, lack of medical care, threats against the schools and so many internally displaced refugees.
Ramadan gift from TV Meraj
AIL has long struggled with the solution to reaching rural or conflict prone areas with education programs. TV Meraj happily announces, finally, we have found a way to meet it!!!! A global first for education development, the curriculum meets every single international standard for educational achievement. Secondary education access for girls all over the world is something the UN and developing nations have long aspired too, and AIL has found a way to do it. Our staff have recorded the curriculum for the year grades 7-12, every class normally expected by the West is included in the recordings. In 5 hours a day, using only simple and locally available power generators such as car batteries, with schematics for building and using this included, and a single television, teenagers all over the world will now have access to advanced maths, science, history, and English.
Our teachers are the most qualified in the country , who engage the children with fun activities designed to stimulate their curiosity. Now we are in the process of taping then entire training program for teachers, the backbone of AIL’s program. It is difficult to build a school without a teacher trained in modern pedagogical standards. Where child centered and led learning, proper classroom discipline and lesson planning is instilled from day one. Dr. Yacoobi searched the world for the best in education teaching, and then built her training program with them. Now, women and men all over the world can watch these lessons, in the same format our teachers use them. Where schools have never been, this program will help the local population build and own their schools. Where the community owns the school, the community protects the school.
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