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Canada eSchool to sponsor courses for ACCC students

January 28th, 2009 2 comments

Canada eSchool has generously agreed to sponsor eight online courses for students at the Afghan-Canadian Community Center (ACCC). The courses will include subjects such as English, Science, Health, Math, and Civics, and are accredited by the Ministry of Education in Ontario, Canada. Not only will the eSchool’s classes provide valuable education for ACCC students, they are also accepted by Universities and Colleges in Canada and around the world.

The courses offered by eSchool are very flexible, offer continuous enrolment, and can be accessed from anywhere at any time, making them ideal for students on the other side for the world. Programs such as this make it possible for students in Kandahar to get access to education that they would otherwise be unable to receive. This kind of education enables students to obtain valuable jobs with local and international employers and allows them to give back to their community.

Canada eSchool has also agreed to provide further courses to ACCC students at significantly discounted rates. The Afghan School Project is proud to partner with the ACCC to sponsor students in Kandahar for this unique opportunity. To help, please visit our Donate page.

Together with their affiliate school, Canada eSchool is one of Canada’s largest private online learning programs for international secondary students, and provides courses which are accepted by Universities and Colleges in Canada and around the world. The initial group of ACCC students is expected to begin their classes by mid-February.

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.