Provides 10 students scholarships for 6 months of computer training, a skill in demand in workplaces in Afghanistan. This project increases access to technology in a devastated yet developing country.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Afghanistan is among the world’s least developed countries with limited technology or technically skilled people. It is vital for Afghans, especially women, to have information and communication technologies, the most powerful tools in the new globalized economy and a foundation for successful competition in the global market. Project partner, the Afghan Institute of Learning offers computer classes to about 65 students per month through its labs in Kabul and Herat, Afghanistan.
How will this project solve this problem?
Scholarships for a 6 month computer training course will help 10 students develop technology skills. Women and men study typing, internet, Word, and Excel. Computer skills are an asset for people living within Afghanistan’s struggling economy.
Potential Long Term Impact
Computer training gives students a competitive edge while seeking employment. Most are hired immediately upon completing the course and are in high demand in the workplace. Others choose to go to college instead of entering the workforce right away.
Total Funding Received to Date: $2,236
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,236 . The original project funding goal was $1,920.