August 2016
Teacher Training Continues to Inspire
Teacher training group photo

This July CAI Gilgit facilitated a  teacher training course for sixty-four teachers.  For ten days men and women from several schools came together to learn teaching techniques, curriculum requirements, and the national requirements each school must meet.
Scholarships Fill Chairs After Attack

In a statement last Friday, Central Asia Institute condemned the brutal attack on the American University of Afghanistan. We decided that this is not enough.
So we are making a pledge to fill the chairs left empty after the attack.
For every student who was killed, the global CAI family will provide a scholarship to send one student to school. Join us or spread the word  #FillTheChairs

From Gym Class to Breaking Records

Female athletes in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan face different challenges. Their stepping stones to equality are much further spaced out, and have sharper edges. While there are laws ensuring girls get equal rights to sports teams and participation, like Title IX, they do not and governments, conservative family members, or a frightened communities sometime discourage them from participating.

The Seeds of Olympic Sports Dreams

 This year the children of Tusyan Village in Tajikistan will finally have a place to plant their own Olympic sports dreams. With help from CAI, the more than twenty-year-old building will be repaired.

School is Back in Session
Pennies for peace
Welcome back, teachers!

This is an exciting time for educators -- new students to meet, lesson plans to review, and so much anticipation in the air. We hope that you'll take a few minutes this month to plan to introduce or re-introduce Pennies for Peace in your classroom.
Our free lesson plans help you integrate the program quickly and easilyService learning is a proven way to motivate and engage students. 
Don't forget, October 11 is International Day of the Girl Child. Help your students understand the important issues surrounding gender equality and education around the world. Register today!

Request Our FREE Wills Guide

As a service to our donors we are now offering a FREE wills planning guide. You can download a free copy or request a hard copy version to be mailed to you here.
There are no fee's or expectations with this service, we have put it in place to assist you, our valued friend in creating your will and the voice of your legacy.
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Central Asia Institute

Central Asia Institute (CAI) works with communities in remote areas of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan, to promote education, especially for girls. At home and abroad, CAI is committed to sharing its expert knowledge with the public.  Together we can cultivate peace, nurture hope, and change the world, one child at a time.