Afghanistan is among the world’s least developed countries with limited technology or technically skilled people. It is vital for Afghans, especially women, to have information and communication technologies, the most powerful tools in the new globalized economy and a foundation for successful competition in the global market. Project partner, the Afghan Institute of Learning offers computer classes to about 65 students per month through its labs in Kabul and Herat, Afghanistan.
Scholarships for a 6 month computer training course will help 10 students develop technology skills. Women and men study typing, internet, Word, and Excel. Computer skills are an asset for people living within Afghanistan’s struggling economy.
Computer training gives students a competitive edge while seeking employment. Most are hired immediately upon completing the course and are in high demand in the workplace. Others choose to go to college instead of entering the workforce right away.