AIL was the first non-governmental organization (NGO) to start Learning Centers in Afghan refugee camps. Since that time, AIL has helped Afghan communities open hundreds of centers in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Centers start up by request only, and are designed for that community to meet its needs. The center trains local teachers, provides health education in all the classes, and offers preschool through secondary classes and income generating skills classes as required. If requested, in depth workshops are offered that train women to be leaders and to advocate for their human rights.