Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL)

Education, Health and Well-Being, Economic Opportunity


Phone: 313.278.5806

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Geography: Afghanistan

Founded: 1995


PO Box 1058
Dearborn, MI 48121

About the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL)

The Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) is an Afghan women’s non-governmental organization (NGO) which was founded in 1995 by Dr. Sakena Yacoobi to help address the problem of poor access for Afghan women and children to education and health services, their subsequent inability to support their lives, and the impact of this lack of education and health on Afghan society.

AIL is an organization, run by Afghan women, that plays a part in reconstructing education and health systems capable of reaching the women and children of Afghanistan--whether in refugee camps or in their homes in Afghanistan. AIL’s visionary programs have had a major impact on Afghanistan and its people. Between 1996 and September 2011, over  millions of Afghans have been direct beneficiaries of AIL education, training and health services. A number of AIL’s visionary programs have been replicated or adopted by the Afghan government and other NGOs.

AIL presently has offices in Kabul and Herat, Afghanistan and in Peshawar, Pakistan. AIL serves hundreds of thousands of women and children annually, is run by women and employs 70%  women. AIL has offfered preschool through University education, training opportunities to teachers in interactive, critical thinking methodologies and to  members of civil society in subjects such as human rights, women’s rights, leadership, and peace, and provides health education and health care through its clinics and Community Health Workers.

AIL’s goals are to lay a foundation for quality education and health for years to come and to provide comprehensive education and health services to Afghan women and children, so that they can support and take care of themselves.