Alawuddin Girls Orphanage in Kabul has been able to move into the era of modern technology – all thanks to Roshan.
On Wednesday, representatives of Roshan officially handed over and inaugurated a new computer room at the orphanage which will enable the girls access technology.
Roshan, a leading communications provider in Afghanistan, furnished and equipped a classroom at the orphanage and donated 16 computers for the girls to use.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Roshan’s CEO Karim Khoja said: “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.”
“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.
Also in attendance was Afghanistan’s General Director of Orphanages, Alhaj Sayed Abdullah Hashimi, who 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.”
The opening of this facility comes shortly after the inauguration of another computer lab at the ASCHIANA Foundation, one of Afghanistan’s oldest charity organizations, which provides education to children living on the street.