21 Apr 2007

PR# 2007-323

50 girls graduate from computer training classes

Farah City, Afghanistan - Fifty young women recently graduated from a 10-month long computer training program held at the Department of Womens’ Affairs. Donations from the HELP Non-Government Organization including teacher’s salaries, fuel, and computer maintenance as well as donations of computers by the Farah Provincial Reconstruction Team made the training possible with no cost to the students.

The girls, ages 14 to 18 learned computer operation, Windows, Microsoft Office programs and English lessons as part of the curriculum. Local teacher, Steeza Azizay taught the students both English and computer skills.

 “This training is important for Afghan women and the women of Farah who have so many difficulties in their homes. Often their fathers don’t allow them to come and study long and hard. All Farah is proud that we can teach these girls,” she said.

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