People are keen to learn computing both because it is interesting but also because it is a marketable skill for when they seek work. In the month of June in Herat Learning Centers, 387 students are studying computing, including 193 males and 194 females. In the Kabul Province and other provinces there were 169 computer students including 87 males in 3 centers where the classes were male only. One of these classes is in Wardak Province which has a lot of security issues so the fact that the class is running is remarkable. Two of the Kabul classes are a combined English and computing 6 month course which is highly regarded. All students learn computer functions and popular programs such as Word and Excel.
Here is a story from one student, “I am student in 12thgrade. I had problems in English and computer class. My father didn’t let me join the courses where boys and girls study together so I faced a lot of problems and was searching for a course that I could join. One of my classmates told me about this Learning Center. It is free and all students are female! I talked with my family and they let me join the center. My teacher is so kind and nice I am so happy and thankful to AIL for providing this opportunity to Afghan girls .”
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