Afghans struggle for survival within their devastated economy. They lack the skills employers need. Help 200 Afghan students learn computer skills, fill the technical void and get or retain jobs.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Afghanistan, one of the world’s least developed countries, has 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 AIL offers computer classes to about 162 students per month through its labs in Kabul and Herat, Afghanistan and Peshawar, Pakistan.
How will this project solve this problem?
Computer-training courses at seven locations will help rural and urban, female and male students develop technology skills. Students learn typing, the Internet, Word, and Excel. Afghans with technical skills in computers are immediately employable.
Potential Long Term Impact
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.
Total Funding Received to Date: £10,559
Remaining Goal to be Funded: £1,612
Total Funding Goal: £12,171