Ayni Education International creates quality educational experiences in Afghanistan that empower and inspire children and their families to build peaceful, just and life affirming communities.
Our Journey with an Afghan School, began just months after September 11th, 2001 and the Taliban were removed from power in Afghanistan. AEI is a grassroots project that builds, repairs, and supplies schools, computer centers, and teacher training programs utilizing local labor and community support. To read more about our results click here.
We are not simply interested in building schools. We are driven to build bridges of understanding and mutual respect between Afghans and Americans. Our hope is to engage, educate and empower the poor in the developing world.
We are very thankful to our individual donors, and major donors including National Geographic, Janet W. Ketcham Foundation, The Paul Allen Family Foundation, Seattle International Foundation, and the Circle of Sisterhoood. To read more about our donors click here.
Volunteer Hours through October 2013
Thank you Volunteers! Over 1500 volunteer hours have been logged at Ayni Education International between January – October 2013.
We raised a total of $11, 204 on Giving Tuesday, a national campaign on December 3rd to foster more support for non-profit organizations and spread the word about their work.
We’d like to thank all of those who gave to Ayni and who have continued to support our efforts in bringing quality education to over 28,000 children in northern Afghanistan. Your dollars will go far. We are grateful for your contributions this holiday season and for your help in giving more girls in Afghanistan access to education.
Check out our blog, Afghan Voices, for the latest updates on the construction of Gohar Khaton, a girls’ school we are building with the support of the Janet W. Ketcham Foundation. The school uses innovative design techniques by the University of Washington School of Architecture, sustainable materials, and generates jobs for the local community.