April 2015

VIDEO: Building schools and hope

Spring Campaign Video



In the village of Barg-e-Matal, which is located along the "heroin highway" in Nuristan Province, years of fighting has decimated development efforts. Not a single school has been built in the province since 2009. 


This is only one of the 31 projects CAI is committed to raising funds for this spring. Help CAI build a more peaceful, sustainable, and enlightened future. Help us build hope. 


We have already raised over $100,000, 

but there is still a long way to go.


Read about our projects in Footsteps, CAI's campaign newsletter. 


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A school isn't just a building

Not just a building

It takes a community working together, sometimes against formidable odds, to make any school succeed.


CAI schools are not architectural wonders - they are basic yet solid buildings, designed for function. Yet their stories are complex, laden with successes and setbacks, struggles and victories. 


And every project CAI has selected as a beneficiary of this capital campaign is also the story of a community that needs our help.



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Celebrate diversity with Pennies for Peace 
Diversity Day sign

CAI's Pennies for Peace program is excited to announce a worldwide campaign in celebration of the 14th annual "World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development", on May 21, 2015.




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.