Establish and Support Afghanistan Model Schools

by Help The Afghan Children
Oct 4, 2010

Computer Education Helps Afghan Girls

computer education class for girls
computer education class for girls

As a developing country that is struggling to overcome an almost totally destroyed infrastructure, Afghanistan desperately needs to educate a new generation of Afghans in computer literacy to reverse this problem and better utilize its large untapped human resources; especially for young Afghan women.

Unless they acquire marketable skills, many bright, talented and motivated young Afghan women are doomed to early marriage and forced child-bearing.  Many others remain in poverty, even those who graduate high school.

HTAC's computer education program, the first of its kind in Afghanistan public schools, has made a difference for over 37,000 Afghan high school students, 52% of whom have been girls.  In fact, girls are proving to be just as skilled in learning key computer skills and applications - i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Power-Point, and navigating the internet, as boys and historically they outperform their male counterparts on their year-end computer testing.

For these girls, gaining computer skills is a life-changing experience, empowering them to seek and obtain meaningful computer-related jobs in Afghanistan's growing information technology marketplace, having control over their lives, and becoming proud, young, productive citizens of their country.

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Help The Afghan Children

Location: Fairfax, Virginia - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.HelpTheAfghanChildren.org
Help The Afghan Children
Project Leader:
Stephen Perlman
Consultant, HTAC
Fairfax, Virginia United States

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