Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading communications provider, opened today a brand new computer classroom at the Alawuddin Girls Orphanage in Kabul. The classroom has been fully furnished and equipped by Roshan with 16 computers. The opening was commemorated at a ceremony with Afghanistan’s Director General of orphanages and other government officials.
“Roshan’s mission is to be more than just a telecoms operator; we have always strived to be a partner in the reconstruction of Afghanistan,” said Karim Khoja, Roshan’s CEO. “We hope that through our work with Alawuddin we can inspire other industry leaders to take part in the education of Afghanistan’s youth, enabling Afghans to participate in their country’s development,” added Khoja.
Speaking at the ceremony, Afghanistan’s General Director of Orphanages, Alhaj Sayed Abdullah Hashimi said, “We are grateful to Roshan for supporting the orphans, who are one of the most disadvantaged populations in the country, by providing them computers and access to technology. We hope this initiative inspires others in the telecom industry to launch similar social programs and support the future generation of Afghanistan.”
Roshan Community is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of Roshan. Through it, Roshan has built 10 schools, 35 E-Learning Centers, 29 playgrounds, 205 drinking water wells and has implemented tens of other social projects across the country.
The construction of this new space comes after the opening of another computer lab at the ASCHIANA Foundation, one of Afghanistan’s oldest charity organizations, which provides education to children living on the street. Since 2004, Roshan has also been helping the agency provide food and clothes to children.