In February, there were 121 computer students at Herat area Learning Centers and 377 at Kabul area centers. The newest center at Zamanian has computing as one of its five departments.
Here are comments from one student: “I am in the computing class at the Wardak center. I am from a poor family, my father was a government employee but now he is unemployed and my mother is a housewife. I have three small sisters, who are students. Our life is hard.
I enrolled in the computer class and fter six months, I have learned several computer programs, and got a job in a school as a computer worker. I am so happy that I can earn money and help my family through my new skill. “
AIL also provides computing instruction through other venues including the special two year-long Leadership Class at the private Yacoobi High Schools which has 50 students.
In addition, the AIL Youth Club which has 105 members is going to set up an advanced computer class. The youth club provides opportunities for young people to discuss and learn about current issues and difficulties in society and how to apply democratic values, reasoning, good citizenship and advocacy as how to be creative thinkers.
Gaining computer skills is a gateway to opportunity for young people.
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