Posts Tagged ‘donations’

Share the Love with the Afghan School Project

April 6th, 2009 No comments

The Canadian International Learning Foundation is a nominee in’s Share the Love program.

Through Share the Love, we will receive a minimum donation of $500, and you can help us earn an even larger donation – a total of $5,000 per category is available! Proceeds will support the Afghan-Canadian Community Center via the Afghan School Project.

Here’s how to help: Go to (or click the Vote button below) and cast your vote for the Canadian International Learning Foundation in the International category. No registration is required!

The final number of votes cast for us will determine how much of an additional donation will award our organization. You can vote once a day for the duration of the voting period which runs from April 6 to May 15, 2009. Also, please consider sharing this article with family and friends who might also be willing to vote for us.

Thank you so much for your ongoing support – it is deeply appreciated by myself, our volunteers and our students!

Best Regards,

Ryan Aldred
The Canadian International Learning Foundation

Canadian PRT Donates More Than 700 Books to ACCC

December 2nd, 2008 No comments

From February to November 2008, the Canadian Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) donated more than 700 books to the growing library of the Afghan-Canadian Community Center (ACCC). The books were generously provided by Canadian citizens and cover a wide range of subjects and genres, from math and science textbooks to short stories and novels. These books will be kept in the school’s library, and will be accessible to all 700 women and men studying at the Afghan-Canadian Community Center.

The library and the other facilities used by the Afghan-Canadian Community Center are funded through a grant provided by the Government of Canada and administered by the Canadian International Development Agency, and through private donations to the Afghan School Project. These books provide an invaluable link to our shared knowledge of the world, and are greatly appreciated by our students. I hope you will join me in expressing our sincere thanks for this precious gift from generous Canadians.

ACCC Director Ehsan Ullah and students eagerly look through the books provided by the Canadian PRT

Government of Canada to provide more than $60,000 in funding to the ACCC for capacity building project

May 20th, 2008 No comments

The Government of Canada has agreed to provide the Afghan-Canadian Community Center (ACCC) with more than $60,000 in funding to establish the Kandahar Capacity Building program, to begin on May 1st 2008 and continue until May 30th 2009.

The capacity-building program will enable the ACCC to hire additional teachers and improve our facilities, thereby allowing us to significantly increase the number of male and female students enrolled in business management, Information Technology, health care and English courses. Students will be selected from local and international non-government organizations, the Afghan government and the Kandahar community. The long-term goal of the program is to help the ACCC become a self-sufficient, not-for-profit educational institution capable of providing job-oriented education to the people of Kandahar for years to come.

The Government of Canada’s generous grant, offered under the Kandahar Local Initiatives Program via the Canadian International Development Agency, will be combined with funding from the Cadmus Foundation, the Afghan School Project and fees paid by individual ACCC students to support a yearly budget of approximately $110,000. As part of the new program, the Afghan School Project is launching a campaign to raise a further $25,000 towards the cost of operating the school. By donating to this project online or by cheque, you can play an important role in making our new program a success and give the gift of hope and opportunity to students in Kandahar.

I hope that you will join me in thanking the Government of Canada for its generous support of the ACCC and our students. I have every confidence that the dedicated teachers and students of the ACCC will prove there’s no better investment in the future of Afghanistan than the precious gift of education.

Note: This post has been revised to reflect our current fundraising goal of $25,000, instead of the original figure of $10,000.

Canadian teacher donates English language learning handbooks to ACCC

May 19th, 2008 No comments

Michele Wong, a Canadian English teacher in British Columbia, has generously provided the students of the Afghan-Canadian Community Center (ACCC) with copies of the English language hand books that she developed to assist Canadian students with preparing for the American SAT and Canadian LPI exams. The hand books include detailed instruction and practical exercises in essay writing and English grammar, and will provide a valuable resource for English teachers at the ACCC.

I hope you will join me in thanking Michele for her generous donation. For more information regarding the hand books that she has developed to help students prepare for the SAT and LPI exams, please visit her web site at

 If you are a student at the ACCC and would like to receive copies of the handbooks, please e-mail [email protected] and copies will be sent to you by e-mail.

ACCC students provide gift of education to future students

April 22nd, 2008 1 comment

A group of students with the Afghan-Canadian Community Center (ACCC) Business Management program has generously donated more than $200 to the ACCC, thereby helping us provide the gift of education to a new generation of students.
Many of our students have been able to obtain high-paying jobs with international non-government organizations and large Afghan businesses as a result of their education. This act of generosity, equivalent to a year’s salary for many in Afghanistan, will help ensure that even more students will have that same opportunity. The students – Abdullah Amin, Kiramatullah Mehrabi, Sayed Ali Asghar Hashimi, Niamatullah Sofizada and Ahsanullah Jawed Shafaq - have also pledged to help the ACCC raise funds by reaching out to the international Afghan community.
On behalf of the Canadian volunteers with the Afghan School Project, I would like to extend our sincere thanks to the students for their kind and valuable donation. Their gift is further proof that donations to the ACCC are an investment in the future of Afghanistan.

If you wish to join the students in donating to the ACCC to help build a better future for Afghanistan, please click here.

Roshan’s generous donation to ACCC to be recognized with Roshan Computer Lab

February 5th, 2008 No comments

In recognition of the exceptionally generous donation provided by Roshan, a leading provider of telecommunications in Afghanistan, the second new computer lab currently being built at the Afghan-Canadian Community Center will be named the Roshan Computer Lab.

Roshan’s donation of US$2543 will be used to purchase the monitors and computer accessories required to equip the 20 NComputing devices already purchased, thereby creating two new computer labs of 10 computers each. The other lab was named the Brendan Choi Computer Lab in recognition of the generous donation made by Brendan Choi to the project. The ACCC currently operates three additional computer labs in support of classes in Information Technology, business management, health care and English language education.


I would like to express my sincere thanks to Roshan for their generosity in helping to support valuable post-secondary training for men and women in the Kandahar area. Over the years to come, hundreds of students will benefit from the use of the Roshan Computer Lab.


Meaning “light” in Afghanistan’s two most widely spoken languages, Dari and Pashto, Roshan brings a promise of hope, development, and a brighter future for the people of Afghanistan. 


Roshan is one of the largest private company employers in Afghanistan, directly employing over 900 people, 20% of whom are women. In addition, Roshan provides indirect employment to more than 20,000 people who work as dealers, distributors, contractors and suppliers. Roshan also works with 5 nationwide scratch card distributors, bringing Roshan and its products closer and more accessible to the Afghan people.

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.

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!

Afghan School Project to close forum, focus on facebook

December 14th, 2007 1 comment

Due to frequent abuses by Internet advertisers, we have decided to close down the Afghan School Project forum. If you are a student at the ACCC and would like to ask us a question or ask about web sites related to your education, please visit our group on facebook or e-mail [email protected]. 

The Afghan School Project is on both as a group and as an application. By joining the group, you can help us improve the quality of education at the Afghan-Canadian Community Center (ACCC), and allow us to promote our work without spending money on advertising. The application helps us to raise money for more computer equipment for the school.

To join the group, simply type “The Afghan School Project” into the search field in facebook, and request to join.  To add the application, please visit our facebook application page here. In order to join, you must first register for a facebook account. The amount of information that you wish to share with others on facebook is up to you, and you are not required to use your real name. We hope to see you there!

General Manager of the AWCC visits ACCC, provides gifts and supplies to staff and students

November 4th, 2007 No comments

Eng. Ahmad Shah of the Afghan Wireless Communications Company (AWCC) recently visited the Afghan-Canadian Community Centre. During the visit, Ahmad Shah generously provided 200 mobile phone cards (SIM cards) to staff and students. A few days later, representatives of the AWCC provided students of the ACCC with 30 school bags full of school supplies.

The AWCC’s valuable donations will help to improve the quality of life for women in the Kandahar area by providing them with access to modern communications services as well as the school supplies they require to make the most of the educational opportunities offered by the ACCC.

The staff at the Afghan School Project and the staff and students of the ACCC would like to extend our sincere thanks to Ahmad Shah and the AWCCC for their generosity and their support for women’s education. We hope that Eng. Ahmad Shah will be able to return to the ACCC again in the future to see the impact of the AWCC’s donations.

Eng. Ahmad Shah provides a student at the ACCC with a SIM card