Afghans Learn Computing for their Jobs

by Afghan Institute of Learning
Mar 5, 2014

Computer classes leading to opportunities

Students in a computer class
Students in a computer class

Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for your support of our project. Your support has helped the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) to provide computer classes for hundreds of  students. AIL’s computer classes have become know for being high quality, and the graduates of these courses are sought after for well paying jobs. 

While attending the computer and English class at the AIL center, I had to study hard and do my homework, so I went to the public library every day. There I met an old woman; she was the librarian. She found me interesting and hard working, and she suggested that I take the exam to work at the library when I graduated from my AIL courses. After six months of classes, I graduated, passed the library’s exam, and got the job! Now I have been working with in the English and computer sections. I not only earn a good salary, I also get the chance to study my favorite books as often as I like. I help hundreds of young women who come to the library to study English and computer. I have also made many friends. I am so thankful to AIL for these opportunities. 

Another student says:

On the second week of my AIL computer class, my homework assignment was to search for something on the internet. I went to an internet café to do my homework, and I saw so many women using the internet. This gave me the idea to start my own internet café after graduating from the class. I began to learn as much as I could. Once I graduated from the six month long course, I found an investor and opened my own internet café. I have a lot of customers and earn a good salary. In addition, my personality has changed for the better. I am respected in my community and can communicate with people around the world. For example, I now have hundreds of friends on Facebook and I chat with them and share ideas about the issues facing Afghanistan. In fact, I am going to begin taking an online university course soon. Before taking this computer course, I was a cashier in a big supermarket. My salary was not good, and the work was so difficult. Now, I like my job so much more. I thank AIL for teaching me how to use the computer and for giving me the opportunity to make my life more prosperous.

Again, we’d like to thank you for seeing the importance of this project. The men and women taking computer classes at AIL centers are able to turn their education in to well paying jobs to support their families, classes that you made possible. 

Thank you!!

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Afghan Institute of Learning

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

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