Its goal is to strengthen civil society through education of children and women,and training in communication and information skills.
In 2001, National Geographic Fellow and world-renowned photojournalist Reza Deghati founded Aina to educate and empower Afghans, especially women and children in the use of media, communication and information. Reza believed these skills could contribute to the building of a free and open society by supporting sustainable development, promoting human rights, and strengthening national unity. Since its inception, Aina has had a significant impact on civil society in Afghanistan. Over 1,000 women and men have been trained in media and communication skills, with more than 90% now employed using these skills. Eight publications have been produced and are in circulation, including two women’s magazines and one children’s magazine, Parvaz. In addition, the first documentary called Afghanistan Unveiled, by an all-female production team, produced by Aina, was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2005. An exhibit of AINA trained photographers was shown at The Half King in New York, which is known for exhibiting works of photojournalists.
Aina may refer to:
- Aina (given name), a Latvian feminine given name
- Aina Indou, a character from the .hack// franchise
Aina is a progressive metal project produced by Sascha Paeth with a number of guest appearances including Glenn Hughes, Michael Kiske and Candice Night. It resulted in the metal opera Days of Rising Doom, which was released in 2003 by Transmission/The End Records. The concept was created by Amanda Somerville who also wrote the lyrics. The music was composed by Robert Hunecke-Rizzo. Ten years after its release, Paeth indicated that there were no plans to revisit the project.
Aina, also known as The Mirror, is a 1977 Pakistani film directed by Nazr-ul-Islam. It was a remake of Bollywood movie Aa Gale Lag Jaa (1973 film).Singers are Mehdi Hassan, Mehnaz, Nayyara Noor and Alamgir. The film starred Shabnam and Nadeem in the lead roles and holds the distinction for being the longest running Pakistani film at the cinemas on record.
Aina is a Pakistani romantic drama film directed by Sarmad Khoosat and produced by Tarang Housefull and A & B Entertainment. Film is a remake of the same name released in 1977, starred by Nadeem Baig and Shabnam. The film is produced by A & B Entertainment. Film stars Faisal Qureshi and Saba Qamar.
Aina is a given name that is found in multiple cultures. It is typically a female name in Japan, Latvia, and Scandinavia, and a male name in Nigeria. Aina is a variant of Aino in Scandinavia, and means "always." In Latvia, the name Aina means "view, sight", and is a variant of the male name Ainārs. In Japan, the name combines the Japanese words 愛 (ai) "love, affection" and 菜 (na) "vegetables, greens".
The name Aina may refer to:
- Aina Bartmann (born 1959), Norwegian politician
- Aina Berg (1902–1992), Swedish swimmer
- Aina Erlander (1902–1990), Swedish teacher
- Aina Hashimoto (born 1992), Japanese singer and actress
- Aina Karlsone (1935–2012), Latvian artist
- Aina Kusuda (born 1989), Japanese actress and singer
- Aina More (born 1992), British actor and singer
- Aina Muceniece (1924–2010), Latvian scientist
- Aina Onabolu (1882–1963), Nigerian artist
- Aina Owoniyi (born 1955), Nigerian politician
- Aina Suzuki (s. 1995), Japanese voice actress
- Aina Takeuchi (born 1991), Japanese ice hockey player