Help Afghans Learn Computing and Coding

by Afghan Institute of Learning Vetted since 2013 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Project of the Month

Summary

Afghans struggle for survival within their economy in part because they lack skills that employers want. Help 200 Afghan students learn computer and coding skills to fill the technical void and improve their lives and increase job opportunities.

$30,000
total goal
$8,873
remaining
328
donors
0
monthly donors
10
years

Challenge

Afghanistan, one of the world's least developed countries, has limited technology and people skilled in modern information technology. It is vital for Afghans, especially women, to have information and communication technology skills so there is a foundation for successful competition in the global market. AIL offers computer classes to about 600 students per month through its labs in Kabul and Herat, Afghanistan.

Solution

Computer training courses will help rural and urban poor, female and male students develop modern technology skills. Students learn typing, Internet use, Word, and Excel and coding. Afghans with technical skills in computers are immediately employable.

Long-Term Impact

Computer training gives students a competitive edge both in school and university study and most importantly while seeking employment. Most students skilled in computing are hired immediately upon completing an AIL course while others choose to go to college.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.afghaninstituteoflearning.org
Afghan Institute of Learning Website
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Organization Information

Afghan Institute of Learning

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.afghaninstituteoflearning.org
Project Leader:
Sakena Yacoobi
Founder & CEO
Dearborn, Michigan United States

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