Throughout this past year, AIL printed 3,000 copies of magazines that contain a variety of subjects, including health, democracy, human rights, gender, peace and leadership.
Since receiving funding from Catapult, AIL printed 3,000 copies of the magazine. Assuming at least one student reads a copy, the useful information in the magazines reaches 3,000 students.
Estimated girls & women affected
3,000 magazines were printed for children in Afghan and Pakistani refugee camps and the knowledge will benefit their communities and families.
Estimated community members affected
Nidai Talim Magazines were printed and distributed to dozens of AIL learning centers throughout the country. We could not have accomplished this without your support- thank you! AIL magazines cover a wide variety of topics that are important to the common Afghan. Health information and education are common themes in the publications, providing helpful tips about how to remain healthy and what symptoms indicate that one should go to a doctor. They also include articles about peace, democracy, and justice. These subjects are very important for the emergent democratic society of Afghanistan, and are topics that inform people of their rights as Afghan citizens. In addition, articles about business, economics, and entrepreneurship are included for the budding professional class in the country. There are also a number of topics on cultural affairs, such as art and entertainment. These magazines have a large circulation and reach thousands of people daily.
Adults and children, especially those living in refugee camps with limited resources, are grateful for becoming literate and receiving important information!
Risks and challenges
The estimated cost to produce and publish one issue of the magazine is $9,163 per issue—30 cents per reader. Therefore, the volume of printed media in Afghanistan were limited. We’re facing tremendous demand for the magazine, with more and more people requesting a copy everyday.
What we’ve learnt
Because of the increased demand for the magazines, the Afghan people find the magazines to be both informational and interesting to read. This magazine brings pertinent information to Afghans, and also helps both adults and children to become literate. Afghans are receiving information on important topics that they would have otherwise not had access to, and we are grateful.
The aim of AIL is to keep the vibrant culture of the Afghan people alive and well along with preserving time honored artistic pursuits. We continue to distribute the magazine to dozens of AIL learning centers throughout the country, AIL supported clinics, and even government offices like the Ministries of Education, Information, Social Affairs, Economy, and Agriculture.
Amount spent so far
Printing 3,000 copies
Magazine to be Published June 2013
We at the Afghan Institute of Learning would like to thank all of you who have donated to support the publication of our magazine.
The staff of the Afghan Institute of Learning is currently writing articles and taking pictures for the magazine, which is planned to be published by June 2013.
The Afghan Institute of Learning is creating a magazine to develop critical thinking skills for Afghan and Pakistani students in refugee camps.
Why we care: Students have limited resources in refugee camps besides their textbooks to occupy their time.
How we're solving this: Publishing an acclaimed quarterly magazine, Nidai Talim.
Afghan students have very little to read other than their textbooks. To encourage students to develop critical thinking skills, the Afghan Institute of Learning, an Afghan non-governmental organization led by women, publishes a quarterly magazine called Nidai Talim for all levels of students.
The magazine has articles on a variety of subjects (including ethics, health, democracy, culture, human rights, gender, peace and leadership), poems, ethics, games and puzzles.
Three thousand copies of the highly acclaimed magazine are distributed to schools, learning centers and libraries in Afghanistan and Pakistan refugee camps, with more than 30,000 students reading each issue. The estimated cost to produce and publish one issue of the magazine is $9,163 per issue—30 cents per reader. AIL is requesting $4,000 to cover the costs of publishing 3000 color copies of the magazine.