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April 2016
Footsteps: Foundations of Hope
Footsteps foundations of hope

This spring, Central Asia Institute is raising funds  to further our mission to empower communities of Central Asia through literacy and education. How can you help? A monthly donation of only $17 will provide a tent school for up to 60 refugee children.
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CAI Spring Campaign Projects:

Boundary walls  for some of our most vulnerable schools. 

Funds needed: 
Musakhil Middle School: $50,000
Namazgha Girls' High School: $30,000

Tent schools for needy nomad and refugee communities. 

Funds needed: 
Lokhai Primary School: $3,500
Kamp-e Farm Hada School: $50,000
Batikot and Kama District Nomad Mobile Schools: $12,000

Also, read about the successful expansion to the Korphe school from last spring's campaign in Footsteps: Foundations of Hope

Pennies For Peace: Peace Leader Awards
peace leaders

This summer, five schools that have consistently demonstrated a commitment to peace and education will be awarded the  Peace Leader Award.
Give Local America!
Give Local America
On May 3 CAI will be participating in Give Local America through Give Big Gallatin Valley. #GIVEBIGGV is a 24-hour, online giving event designed to increase philanthropy. Donations will be accepted in a 24-hour period through their secure website.

Not in Gallatin Valley? That's OK you can still give.

Set your alarm! 24 hours of giving begins at Midnight May 3 on the   Give Big website.

Milestones: Courage starts as a whisper but becomes a roar
The fight for universal education and human rights is often a quiet one. It is not front page news, and it doesn't trend on twitter. The issues are only given a microphone or a spot on primetime TV when tragedy strikes.  Why does it take death , as in the case with the Paris massacre, or violence, as in the case of Malala Yousafzai being shot, to get the public's attention?

CAI Teacher Training
teacher training
A CAI supported  teacher training  was held January 1 to 17, 2016 for 74 teachers (14 male and 57 female) from seven different districts of Gilgit, Baltistan. Many traveled for days to attend, some with their young children in tow.

Race for HER in the San Francisco marathon
Race for HER
Join the HER team at The San Francisco Marathon on July 31! You can run a full or half marathon through beautiful San Francisco and fundraise to promote CAI's mission. You will receive virtual coaching from the moment you sign up to the day you run the race. We'll also be there to help with the fundraising piece. 

Limited spots are available for this amazing opportunity. If you're interested in running for HER, contact us or  click here for more information.
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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.