July 2016
750 faces of the future

This year 750 bright young students have applied for scholarships through CAI.
Our goal is to say YES to all of them. Please visit our website to find out more about a few of the students we support and how you can make a young person's dreams come true today.
What my daughter did for girls' education in 40 days

Over the course of 40 days, she raised $235.24 in loose change from neighbors and classmates...in pennies alone she raised $61.50, that's 6,150 pennies! We rolled a lot of coins and took them to the bank to have them cashed, and then we sent a check, to Pennies for Peace for $470.48!

Support a runner in The San Francisco Marathon
This Sunday, July 31st, eight runners will be running for HER in The San Francisco Marathon. Support our HER team in their fundraising effort by donating here!

Take one minute to help us celebrate our 20th Anniversary
We are preparing a special Pennies for Peace feature for the 20th anniversary edition of  Journey of Hope,  and we need your input. 
In 10 words or less, please answer the questions on the following survey:

We will compile your answers, quotes, poems, and statements into a collage of Pennies for Peace supporters. The first 20 responses will receive the 2017 calendar, featuring the faces and stories of the people YOU'VE helped!
What Legacy Will You Leave?

CAI values the loyalty and shared vision that our friends and donors have of providing peace through education. Let us help in planning for your future by introducing our new Planned Giving website. Let us help answer some of those difficult questions, ensuring your legacy. 
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Please consider writing a review for us at Great Nonprofits. Your voice matters. Every review, every share, every conversation in support of girls' education brings us  closer to peace. 

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.