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Young Women Graduate Computer, English Classes in Farah

February 22, 2011

A young woman receives a graduation certificate during a ceremony to honor 180 women who completed a 10-month computer and English course

In Farah City a graduation ceremony to honor 180 young women was held after they graduated from a 10-month course in English and computers .

The Farah Department of Education accredited the course, which was taught by the Farah Humanitarian Organization for Local Development, or HOLD, an Afghan non-governmental organization focused on empowering women through socio-economic development activities and educational programs.

“Knowing how to speak English and to use computers connects these young women of Farah to the world, which will give them more opportunities,” said Ali Mohammad, director of HOLD in Farah.

Many of the graduates said they had aspirations to attend higher education and to use their new computer skills in the workplace.

For one graduate, Amina Noorai, the course means hope for a brighter, more peaceful future not just for herself but for Afghanistan.

“Unfortunately, we’ve been living in war because people are uneducated,’ Noorai said. Once people receive an education, I think we can have peace and a better life. This course will help my classmates and I go to college and move forward in life.”

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. jack permalink
    February 22, 2011 18:27

    wonderful news. keep it up. education of women and girls is a key component of winning this.

  2. jack permalink
    February 22, 2011 18:39

    well done. this is the kind of news that is so good to hear. the education of females is a key component of success here. keep it up.

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