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ALDO Holds Media Event to Announce New U.S. Grant

October 18th, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

US Government Approves Funding to Provide Kandahari Women the Education They Need

The United States government has generously awarded a grant to the Afghan Learning and Development Organization (ALDO) for its education program, the Kandahar Institute of Modern Studies (KIMS) beginning October 1st, 2012 and continuing through September 30th, 2013. The funding will provide 2,000 students, half of them women, critical skills in project management, accounting, marketing, administration, organizational behaviour, leadership, human resources, business communication, computer technology and communications.

Ehsanullah Ehsan Makes Announcement

US government awards Kandahari women this funding in the midst of international condemnation and outcry against the shooting of a Pakistani peace and education activist, Malala Yousufzai who is now struggling for her life in a hospital in London.

Ehsanullah Ehsan, Chairman of ALDO, speaking to a news conference at the Kandahar Institute of Modern Studies said, “I am pleased to announce that the Government of the United States of America has reached out to help and provide ALDO with financial support for your education in Kandahar. America has always stood by the nation of Afghanistan … we always remain grateful to this great nation and highly value a lasting friendship with them.”

Lending support to ALDO/KIMS operational expenses, the grant funds salaries for approximately 50 teachers and administrative staffers in addition to power and fuel expenses. It also supports the computer lab – the largest single computer lab in Afghanistan south – with over 80 computers. Many of the computers can now be replaced with newer models. The Resource Centre, in which hundreds of women will participate in workshops on topics such as human rights, women issues, politics, economy, culture and social life, will also thrive as a result of this funding. Over 400 women will receive transportation, and hundreds will have access to internet on daily basis.

Guests Visit the KIMS Computer Lab

High-speed internet access will allow the women to study more efficiently with a variety of international education programs including the Canada-based Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) and one-on-one ESL tutoring with New York-based Alliance for International Women’s Rights via Skype. The school staff can also communicate with its partners such as the Canadian International Learning Foundation and the National Educator Program for teachers, administrative capacity-building and financial support through real-time video-conferencing.

The Deputy Governor of Kandhar Lends His Encouragement

The grant will facilitate impressive progress on important issues such as gender equality, development, professional education and employment. We believe it will give the gift of hope and opportunity to the many women of Kandahar.

Adbul Qadeem Patyal, Kandahar Deputy Governor said, “Today again I would like to thank the US government’s generous investment in our education development. This assistance will always be remembered by the people of Afghanistan.”

Shir Aqqa Safai Speaks to the Audience

Shir Aqqa Safai, Director of Kandahar Education Department said, “On behalf of the Kandahar Education Department, I would like to thank the government of the United States of America for providing financial support to the Kandahar Institute of Modern Studies. This support will enable hundreds of women and men to have access to modern education, which is the need of today’s Afghanistan to move towards lasting peace and development.” He added, “I hope this support will continue until this Institute can stand on its own feet.”


  1. Humayoon
    October 20th, 2012 at 02:21 | #1

    Hello All,

    I hope you are well and fine.

    I am kindly thankful from the United State Government who approved funds and aim to provide educational opportunites and rise Afghans’ knowledge capacity in Kandahar.

    As a matter of fact, We Afghan need to gain knowlege and have a source of supporting. as the United State government paid their consideration to support Afghan’s Education so i once again would like to say nice thanks to the United State Government and people.

    Warm Regards,

  2. Fahima
    October 20th, 2012 at 02:51 | #2

    Dear supporters,

    I am one of the students who is benefiting from KIMS facilities , I am really glad from USA people’s support in needed time thank you so much for being so kind to Afghan girls and making the facility to study.


  3. Nillam Khan
    October 20th, 2012 at 02:51 | #3

    Dear all,

    I would like to thank USA for supporting with our school.

    Thank you so much,
    Nillam khan

  4. farishta
    October 20th, 2012 at 02:53 | #4

    I am Farishta, one of KIMS (Kandahar Institute of Modern Studies) students. USA is the largest giving nation in the world.
    I would like to thanks from people of United State that they help us to continue our studies.

  5. Taiba
    October 20th, 2012 at 03:05 | #5

    Dear USA,
    We are kindely grateful from the help of the America people giving us the opportunity to continue our studies in a modern way.
    Thank you USA,
    Taiba Azizi

  6. Kausar Qiyami
    October 20th, 2012 at 03:07 | #6

    Dear Americans,

    I would like to convey my sincere thank you to you and to the people of USA for supporting us in this very crucial movement.
    I and my all classmates are very thankful to for your very genius assistance. By this support we can further continue our Education, It was just what we needed but not expected! You are such as our real friends.

    Thank you again for being so thoughtful.

  7. Shabnam
    October 20th, 2012 at 03:16 | #7

    Hello all,
    This is Shabnam student of KIMS (Kandahar Institute of Modern Studies). I would like to tell you that we are really thankful from supporting our center and our studies. This assistance will enable us to further continue our education in KIMS. Thank you for never letting us down.
    Kind regards,

  8. Sharifa Arzoo
    October 20th, 2012 at 03:17 | #8

    It has been a great pleasure to hear that the USA has supported us. Thank you very much for your support. I am very thankful to you for your kind America.

    Sharifa Arzoo

  9. Tohfa
    October 20th, 2012 at 03:18 | #9


    This is Tohfa Sidiq one of the students of KIMS (Kandahar Institute of Modern Studies). I and my all colleagues in KIMS are appreciating your this very great assistance. Through this assistance we will be able to continue our modern education. I once again on behalf of my colleagues, thank you for assisting us in this needy movement.

    Thanks a million,

  10. Mahdia Shakursada
    October 20th, 2012 at 03:22 | #10


    This is Mahdia Shakurzada “Student of English and Computer” at KIMS. I and my family would like to say a special thank you to the great people of America for providing financial support to the girls of Kandahar and indeed to suthern region. This financial support enable will enable us to continue our education in Kandahar Institute. I once again say “a very speciall thank you to all american for supporting the poor girls of Kanahar” .

    Thank you again.

  11. Shahida Rahimi
    October 20th, 2012 at 03:37 | #11

    Dear all,

    We will always remember kind help of America and Canada with our center.
    Thank you…

    Shahida “Rahimi”

  12. October 20th, 2012 at 03:40 | #12

    Dear Americans,

    Thank you for all support you have given us via KIMS. As I am alive example of graduated students of KIMS ( Kandahar Institute of Modern Studies ) who do help all my family, community and as well my own life.

    Again, thank you so much. I greatly and highly appreciate your generosity.


  13. Zainab Ibrahimi
    October 20th, 2012 at 03:49 | #13

    Dear all,

    America and Canada very kind countries, they are supporting our education.

    Thank you…

    Zainab “Ibrahimi”

  14. Nazifa Khairy
    October 20th, 2012 at 03:54 | #14

    Dear all,
    Dear all,

    We heard from Sir Ehsan about how he feels every time he begs for money for our education. May be, we should save from food we eat, clothes and pay for his tuition fees and then the center or institute will be paying all expenses by itself and then our sir will not be begging.


    Nazifa Khairy

  15. momina noori
    October 20th, 2012 at 04:15 | #15

    Hello Dear all:

    I am Momina one of the KIMS students, MR Ehsan has provided us a lot of good facilities and best environment for us to get education, very thank you Canada and American people and government for helping with sir Ehsan for us.

    Once again thanks a lot for helping us.


  16. October 20th, 2012 at 04:18 | #16

    Dear USA Government/People,

    Thank you very much for your always assistance to the Afghan people. I would like to take the opportunity to thank you all (American, Canadian and other donor countries) for providing financial support to KIMS.

    Here I would like to thank you Mr. Ehsan for his very hard working and providing us a very safe and educational environment in KIMS. He Mr. Ehsan has always worked hard in providing education facilities for both male and females.

    Robina, Nazia

  17. Munirah Pashtonyar
    October 20th, 2012 at 04:24 | #17

    Dear People of USA ,

    I on behalf of my computer and management colleagues would like to thank you very much from your very kind assistance to the KIMS and Afghan girls. This assistance by the USA government to the KIMS will enable hundreds of poor Kandahari girls to develop and continue their modern education through KIMS and connects with western and advance world.

    In the main time, we Kandahari girls, specially KIMS students are highly appreciating Mr. Ehsanullah Ehsan for his very hard working and struggles to find fund from such human loving people. Mr. Ehsan is the one who has established this educational institute for Kandahari girls and putting his life in danger but worked for these girls, thank you Sir Ehsan and American for their help.

    Thank you,


  18. MUzhda NIjaty
    October 20th, 2012 at 04:32 | #18

    Dear Amarican

    Thank s from US government to help KIMS .We are so happy that you help Afghan students that
    Improve thair education and make thair futur
    Sir Ehsan is doing a lot work for Kandhar youth education .we really thank Amarican government to
    Support him .He is very kind and honest .we like his teaching very much

    Muzhda NIjaty

  19. Naveed Ahmad
    October 20th, 2012 at 10:15 | #19

    Dear USA Government, People & Mr. Ehsan
    I would like to take the opportunity here to say thank you to the government of USA and to the people of USA for their very generous assistance to KIMS. This is the institute which has been providing modern education facilities to us and to the girls of Kandahar.
    I would also like to say a very heartful thank you to Mr. Ehsan for providing such an educational environment and high standard education.
    Once again Thank you all (USA Government, People and Sir Ehsan) for all the assistance provided to us.
    Here it is worth to mention the long support of the Canadian Government and its people to this institute. We Afghans will never forget the Canadian support provided to this organization.
    Once again Thank you all for all the support/assistance provided to us and we will never forget your humanity.

    Naveed Ahmad “Nikmal”

  20. Lida Khan
    October 21st, 2012 at 02:34 | #20

    I always appreciated such supports in education, today i am again going thanks the US and Canadian governments assistences and hope to countinou their efforts.


  21. Balqis Ehsan
    October 24th, 2012 at 09:57 | #21

    On behalf of all my class fellows I would like to thank the government of United States of America for investing their precious wealth in our education development, especially in modren skills. We need to have a peaceful and progressive Afghanistan and such investments will help take this warring country to betterment.

  22. October 30th, 2012 at 03:37 | #22

    The Kandahar Community is counting on KIMS; it is our great hope that Afghan and International Community support this institute.

    KIMS has greatly affected people lives.

    We all should help to sustainable KIMS as a permanent project in Kandahar.


  23. March 12th, 2013 at 15:13 | #23

    I would like to thank the government and the great people of United States of America for supporting Kandahar Institute of modern studies (KIMS). this institute helped many afghans Man and women’s in the field of education to learn something new about modern skills. We’d highly appreciate continuous support of United States and other countries for KIMS. once again I thank you for supporting us and thank you so much the great people of United States of America for your everlasting cooperation.



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