Film Annex Builds the First Internet Classroom in Afghanistan
After joining forces with Citadel Software Company in Afghanistan, Film Annex started building the first Internet classroom in Baghnazargah School, 5 kilometers away from the center of Herat. The school was established in 1989 and is currently home to 4,000 students and 100 teachers.
After the renovation:
Children's school schedule is busy as they attend classes 6 days a week for 5 hours a day. On certain days, female students go to school in the morning, and the male students go in the afternoon. Afghan students, parents, and educators are determined to improve the level of education and literacy in their country, and Film Annex's Afghan Development Project is in full support of that mission.
With the financial investment it is providing, Film Annex wants to educate 160,000 Afghan children and support Afghanistan's economy while increasing the growth of its per capita GDP. Once the computers and the internet connection are set up, our goal is to provide Skype classes between US veterans and teachers in order to help Afghan educators to introduce English to their curriculum. To find out more about how the veterans are helping, tune into the blogs of Marine Jonathan Weinkiper and Marine Jeffrey Moore.
Some people see the Afghan Development Project as an act of philantrophy, while others look at it as an admirable attempt to unite two cultures. I see this initiative as a simple example of how a computer with Internet connection can educate both ends of the world and provide financial security to young Afghans and Veterans looking for business opportunities.
It took Film Annex only 10 weeks to get started and build the first Internet classroom in Afghanistan. Our speed is the key to our success. Our focus is clear: No politics, just internet.
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