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Teaching Afghan Girls

Lecture About Afghan Girls Project October 2 at SU

SALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University’s Bosserman Center for Conflict Resolution hosts the lecture “Teaching Afghan Girls 21st Century Skills: Engineering, Robotics and Coding” by Dr. Roderic Brame 7 p.m. Monday, October 2, in the Great Hall of Holloway Hall.

Afghan girls above seventh grade are denied their education and this not only harms mobility and independence of women but stagnates the development of Afghanistan. Brame, director of the 21st Century Afghan Program, is intent on addressing this issue. 

It all began when one of his students from 20 years earlier, Habiba Jan, called and asked if he could help girls in Afghanistan learn modern technologies. He did not hesitate, developing a course on 21st-century technologies to start the Afghan Girls Project. 

Brame and his team of volunteers started with 12 students, eight of whom became teaching assistants for the next cohort of 20. Eight members of the second cohort remained as teaching assistants. By spring 2023, one year after starting this journey, 76 girls have earned professional certificates. Four also are teaching and have taught another 200 girls.

With outside help, the project is starting to become self-perpetuating. The Afghan Girls Project already has reached over 500 girls and is expected to expand dramatically in the next year.

Admission to Brame’s presentation is free and the public is invited. For more information visit the Bosserman Center website.  For additional information email Dr. Brian Polkinghorn.

Those planning to park on campus must register in advance for a free parking pass

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