February 2015

Teaching the teachers in Pakistan's mountains
Teachers introduce themselves at the training

For the third year running, CAI-Gilgit held its teacher-training program in January, during the school break. This year's 17-day training was particularly intense.

Of the 93 teachers who attended, most traveled great distances in winter from their remote mountain villages to participate.

School bombed in Afghanistan's Kunar province
Militants bombed a Central Asia Institute girls' middle school in Saw, a remote village in Afghanistan's volatile Kunar province. Witnesses said no one died or was injured in the nighttime attack on the 10-room school, which occurred Feb. 6. Students and teachers are on their annual winter break.
Village still reeling after girls' school bombed
Saw School's headmaster said some classes could be held discretely elsewhere in the village, or in tents, but only if the community has assurances that the children will be safe.

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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.