BENEFITING: CREATING HOPE INTERNATIONAL
AIL is an Afghan, women run, non-governmental organization (NGO) which was founded in 1995 by Dr. Sakena Yacoobi to help address the crisis of poor access to education and health services for Afghan people especially women and children. These people cannot support their lives, and this has a huge impact on Afghan society as a whole.
AIL’s internationally recognized work plays a major role by creating or reconstructing education and health systems capable of reaching the women and children and men of Afghanistan--whether in refugee camps or in their homeland. AIL’s visionary programs have had a major impact and are now being replicated by the Afghan government and other NGOs in the region.
AIL is known for providing the Afghan communities it work in with high quality education, health care, training and most recently cultural outreach programs. AIL's mobile literacy program, which uses texting to enhance and accelerate literacy education, has been featured in UNESCO publications, at a UNESCO conference and at conferences within Afghanistan. This program is making it possible for women to pass three levels of literacy in only 4 months - a feat that ordinairly takes 18 months.