Thank you for your support. Your contribution is changing lives in a war torn country of Afghanistan.
Amina is in class 11 in Umolbelad High school and studies in the computer center. She said: “it is a brilliant opportunity for me to study and become familiar with computers.”
Our Computer Centers
We’ve had a total of 2,651 students graduate from our computer centers as of October, 2016. Because the computers centers are inside schools, they provide a great avenue for female students to gain valuable training.
Why Literacy Includes Computers
If a girl is proficient in applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and if she is able to navigate the Internet, then she will be better prepared to enter the workforce or continue on to some form of higher education. This is the power of a single computer for girls in Afghanistan as they join a world that is becoming increasingly interconnected and where information is easily accessible. A computer will allow these girls to learn about international events and will promote cross-cultural understanding and respect.
A Long-Lasting Impact
The program’s model transitions oversight and implementation to the school and the Ministry of Education after a period of time and can be expanded within a school and used as a model in all provincial schools, ensuring long-term stability. Training Afghan students in this modern technology not only offers them much-needed jobs skills, but enhances their education by encouraging creative thinking and broadening students’ perspectives and worldviews. Sahar is currently expanding our computer programs to include a pilot coding project for outstanding graduates of our computer centers. The girls will learn basic computer coding concepts, design a project and learn about employment opportunities for girls in technology.
Thank you for supporting our innovative strategy of providing girls in northern Afghanistan with vocational skills while broadening their worldviews with computers. Your dollars will shape the lives of hundreds of Afghan girls who dream of advancing their skills to become more productive and involved in the political, economic, and social life of their country.
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