Located in the Chilsitoon area of Kabul that serves over 3,700 students at the primary and secondary levels. Constructed in 2007 with assistance from USAID and expanded over time, Aymini features 120 teachers and administrative staff and several support facilities: a library, volleyball court, health clinic, and daycare center. The school also has a water tower that provides students with fountain access to clean drinking water. Since the initial development of the Aymini School, OAAW has been an essential sponsor and support organization. Over time, OAAW has improved the school’s plumbing system and supported the maintenance of its facilities; purchased over 3,000 pairs of shoes for students; contributed books to the school library and provided financial support for the janitorial staff every year since 2007. With OAAW’s continual support for the operation and improvement of the school, students at Aymini now have a place that provides learning, stability, and support.
It is estimated that 70 percent of 10-year-olds in low- and middle-income countries are unable to read and understand a simple story. Helping children feel prepared and empowered to learn is a big part of OAAW’s mission in education.
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.