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Afghan-Canadian Community Center Moves to Larger Facility

July 2nd, 2008 No comments

In late June 2008, the Afghan-Canadian Community Center (ACCC) moved to a larger facility better able to handle the school’s growing student population. The new facility has a total of 15 rooms, including classrooms, offices, a media room, and a library with over 600 books. The ACCC currently operates more than 50 computers, almost half of which are Internet-enabled, as well as two large generators that ensure a continuous supply of electricity.

The new facilities can host upwards of 300 students at any given time. By operating five classes per day, the ACCC can provide education to approximately 1,500 students over the course of a single day. The facilities further provide students with access to kitchen facilities, a canteen, parking and a large yard, where students play sports such as badminton and tennis. The new facilities are in a more secure area, more conveniently located to a large number of international organizations, many of whom employ ACCC students and graduates.

The ACCC currently provides courses in business management, Information Technology and English to approximately 700 students, and has enabled more than 100 students and graduates to earn high-paying employment and promotions with international development organizations and local businesses. The cost of the new facility is funded through a capacity-building grant provided by the Government of Canada and administered by the Canadian International Development Agency, and by private donations made through the Afghan School Project.

Computer lab to be dedicated to Brendan Choi, second new lab will also be built

January 21st, 2008 No comments

In recognition of Brendan Choi’s exceptionally generous donation of US$1,730, a portion of the new computer facilities at the Afghan Canadian Community Center (ACCC) will be named the Brendan Choi Computer Lab. The Brendan Choi Computer Lab, to consist of ten computer workstations, will be used by students at the ACCC to further their education and support ongoing courses in Information Technology, business management and health care.

Thanks to the support of several other generous individuals, we will also be able to create a second lab of equal size. The ACCC currently operates three other computer labs. I would like to use this occasion to thank all of you who donated to this project. It is through the generosity of our donors that small projects like ourselves can have such wide-ranging reach. The ACCC is able to provide more effective training to a larger number of students than many similar projects with many times our budget.

To all of you who believe in the work being done at the ACCC to further education, development and human rights, I hope that you will continue to visit our site to check on our progress and that you will tell your friends and associates about the incredible work being done by the staff and students at the ACCC. Your assistance allows us to continue to provide 100% of all donations directly to the school.

Afghan School Project reaches fundraising goal for computer lab

December 31st, 2007 No comments

The Afghan School Project, working with UK-based technology news source IT Pro, is proud to announce that we have reached our goal of raising US$3,300 to provide the Afghan Canadian Community Center (ACCC) with an additional 20 computer workstations, which have been offered at a substantial discount from NComputing.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all of our supporters, who have helped make this possible. To put it simply, your donation will help change many lives for the better. As a result of your generosity, even more students will be able to receive valuable education that will help them get access to high-paying, long-term employment.

We would like to extend a special thank-you to the generous individual who helped us reach our goal in time. Your gift has touched the volunteers, staff and students who work to provide valuable education under difficult circumstances, and we want you to know how dearly we appreciate your help.

For those of you who are interested in ongoing donations, we have extended the ChipIn program (see below) to raise additional funds for furniture, textbooks and other essentials for the school. Further donations are needed to help us pay for rent, teachers’ salaries, electricity and fuel. If you would like to help, please click “ChipIn!” on the graph below.

If you have any questions about this or any other fundraising initiative, please contact [email protected].

 

Need a last-minute holiday gift? Donate in someone’s name and we’ll send them a holiday card

December 15th, 2007 No comments

The Afghan School Project and IT Pro, a UK-Based business technology news source, are currently raising money to provide the Afghan-Canadian Community Centre (ACCC) with additional computer equipment, including multi-user computer devices from NComputing.

For every $200 we raise, we can effectively provide the ACCC with another computer that will help more students get access to valuable education and provide women in the Kandahar area with access to the Internet at no cost. Your donation will also be matched by a donation in equal value from the Cadmus Foundation.

To donate, please click on the link below. We’ll contact you via e-mail to arrange delivery of the card. Please write to us at [email protected] if you have any questions!