The Afghan School Project would like to thank the following partners for all they have done to support the Afghan School Project and the Kandahar Institute of Modern Studies (KIMS).
A group of approximately 60 students at Kandahar Institute of Modern Studies are currently studying Business Management via online courses taught online by the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). Many KIMS students enrolled in the program have been able to obtain high-paying employment as a result.
The National Educator Program (www.neponline.org) is a registered US non-profit which works in developing leadership, sustainable school improvement, career academies, high school redesign and all forms of small learning communities. NEP is also engaged in helping schools help each other via the NEPwork network of schools, research, and international dialogue. They have generously agreed to provide valuable professional development assistance for the teachers and administrators of KIMS via Skype teleconference, and are actively seeking other ways to develop and support education in Kandahar.
From 2009 to 2012, the Afghan School Project, and its partner school the Afghan-Canadian Community Centre (ACCC), received more than half of its operating expenses through the Kandahar Capacity Project funded by the Canadian International Development Agency’s Kandahar Local Initiatives Program. This funding enabled the ACCC to hire additional teachers, purchase more computers, enrol more students and move to a larger building in a safer area. The ACCC enjoyed significant and consistent growth over these years and was transformed from a modest school with a few classes to a community landmark educating over 1,500 Kandaharis.
In September 2012, the United States Department of State announced a new partnership with the Kandahar Institute of Modern Studies and guaranteed their operating expenses and teaching fees for a minimum of 1 year. This funding encouraged administrators of the Afghan School Project to expand its programs further while moving closer to sustainability within Kandahar.
CW4WAfghan is a volunteer not-for-profit organization founded in 1996 with 14 chapters and affiliated groups across Canada. The goals of CW4WAfghan are to raise funds for health and education programs for women and girls in Afghanistan, and to raise awareness in Canada of the need to secure and protect human rights for Afghan women. CW4WAfghan has provided extensive financial and administrative support to the Canadian International Learning Foundation and the two organizations maintain a close partnership to promote and sustain womenâ€™s education in Afghanistan.
EdGen is a group dedicated to providing access to education for students around the world. By partnering with existing not-for-profit organizations, Education Generation locates motivated students and collects contributions of as little as twenty dollars, allowing a community of people to come together and support individual students. Education Generation has generously agreed to host the profiles of students of the Afghan School Project, thereby encouraging donors from across the globe to help our students receive life-changing education.
Vital English has generously donated 100 months of blended e-learning courses to CanILF for the benefit of our partner schools in Afghanistan and Yemen. Vital English is an e-Learning company which focuses on ESL (English as a Second Language) courses.Â Their diverse range of ESL courses enables educators and organizations to reach students in a manner best suited to their learning needs. They offer a wide range of courses from general English to English for Specific Purposes (such as Information Technology and Business), offering a ‘white label’ solution that carries the branding of the organizations using their materials. Vital English has a range of partners including the University of Cambridge who use their services for their online version of the IELTS and BULATS test preparation courses. The courses provided by Vital English will help to improve ESL training at our partner schools, help students in Afghanistan and Yemen obtain specialized employment, and enable students of all fields to conduct more effective research over the Internet.
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