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Governor of Kandahar Presides Over Certificate Ceremony at ACCC, Expresses Support

August 30th, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

On August 27th, the Afghan-Canadian Community Center was deeply honoured with a visit by Kandahar Governor Rahmatullah Raufi, who toured the ACCC and presided over the certificate ceremony for close to 250 graduates of the ACCC. The event was covered by local, national and international media, including Kandahar Television, Hewad Television, Afghanistan National television, Aryana Television and the Canadian Press.

The Governor of Kandahar’s speech emphasized the importance of education and the vital role it plays in the development of a nation. He thanked the Canadian people, government and supporting institutions for the support provided to the ACCC and for their role in developing education in Afghanistan. He further praised Ehsan for his untiring efforts to promote education in Kandahar. The Governor was impressed by the number of women who were attending the ACCC, the modern education they received, and the rapid progress they have made.

In his speech, Ehsan described the remarkable achievements and progress of the ACCC, which was attended by more than 700 students who received instruction from 40 teachers. He further noted that, since the ACCC began operations in January 2007, more than 400 students have successfully completed courses in business management, Information Technology, English and health care and over 100 students have obtained high-paying employment or promotions as a result of ACCC training. Ehsan thanked the Afghan School Project, Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), the Government of Canada and the Canadian people for the generous support provided to the ACCC.

Shamim and Abdullah Amin delivered speeches on behalf of the women’s and men’s programs at the ACCC, respectively. Shamim spoke on the importance of education and the role of the ACCC in improving the lives of women in Kandahar. She noted that the SAIT training was not only invaluable at her workplace, it had raised the overall standard of education for women in Kandahar and allowed them to secure highly-paid employment. Abdullah described the students’ high rate of employment and their contribution to the community as proof of the ACCC’s effectiveness. Shamim and Abdullah both emphasized the need for additional resources and closer ties with the Kandahar government to help meet rising demand for ACCC courses.

The Governor referred to the ACCC as a “great initiative” for modern education in Kandahar, and promised to thank the Government of Canada for their support and request further resources for the ACCC. He further pledged to consider the possibility of support from the Afghan Government.

 

Kandahar Governor Rahmatullah Raufi and ACCC Director Ehsan Ullah

Kandahar Governor Rahmatullah Raufi Tours the ACCC With Director Ehsan Ullah

 

Kandahar Governor Rahmatullah Raufi and Women Students of the ACCC

Kandahar Governor Rahmatullah Raufi Speaks With Women Students of the ACCC

 

Kandahar Governor Rahmatullah Raufi Presents a Certificate to an ACCC Student

Kandahar Governor Rahmatullah Raufi Presents a Certificate to an ACCC Student

  1. ramiz
    March 17th, 2010 at 23:56 | #1

    The accc is no longer the last one

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