Archive

Posts Tagged ‘school’

ACCC featured in CBC documentary “Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear”

April 6th, 2008 No comments

I’m proud to announce that the Afghan-Canadian Community Center (ACCC) was prominently featured in a documentary produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). The documentary, entitled “Afghanistan: Between Hope and Fear”, examines some of the problems currently effecting the Afghan people and asks whether progress is being made. The achievements of the staff and students of the ACCC were showcased as one example of success.

 To watch the documentary online, 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.

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].