Afghans Learn Computing for their Jobs

 
£10,774
£1,397
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Afghans struggle for survival within their economy in part because they lack skills that 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 and technically skilled people. It is vital for Afghans, especially women, to have information and communication technologies so there is a foundation for successful competition in the global market. AIL offers computer classes to about 600 students per month through its labs in Kabul and Herat, Afghanistan and Peshawar, Pakistan.

How will this project solve this problem?

Computer training courses will help rural and urban poor, female and male students develop technology skills. Students learn typing, Internet use, 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 while others choose to go to college.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: £10,774
Remaining Goal to be Funded: £1,397
Total Funding Goal: £12,171

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

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Project Leader

Sakena Yacoobi

Founder & CEO
Dearborn, Michigan United States

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