Give Afghan Refugees the Gift of Education



Millions of Afghan women and children have missed years of schooling as refugees in Pakistan. Support refugee schools and classes for 1500 women and children with training, salaries, and supplies.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Decades of war and civil strife have made Afghans the world's largest refugee population. Three million Afghans still reside in Pakistan. Their homes in Afghanistan have been destroyed. Prospects for re-establishing themselves in Afghanistan today are poor because of ongoing violence and the lack of shelter, clean drinking water, and sanitation. As repatriation efforts continue, Afghan refugees need to advance their education in Pakistan so they will be prepared for life back home.

How will this project solve this problem?

Preschool through secondary education will be provided to 1,500 Afghan refugee women and children through schools and centers. Support will include partial funding, supplies, monitoring, and training for teachers and managers.

Potential Long Term Impact

Children who studied in AIL's refugee schools have repatriated to Afghanistan and been able to join government schools at age appropriate grade levels. Women who have studied at the centers become literate and learn skills to support themselves.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: £14,295

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled £14,295 .  The original project funding goal was £63,633.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Thanks to 131 donors like you, a total of £14,295 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Sakena Yacoobi

Dearborn, Michigan United States

Where is this project located?

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