Author Archives: CanILF Staff

Newsletter 2016

Our 2016 newsletter is now online – click here for our Letter from President, an update from former Kandahar student Maryam Naqibullah, and a student-made video that will take you into the heart of the Afghan Canadian Community Center (ACCC) … Continue reading

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Maryam Shares Her Story

Maryam is currently studying International Relations at Carleton University in Ottawa. Previously, she was the only female translator for the NATO Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar. She recently presented at the annual Symposium for Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, … Continue reading

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ACCC Morning Program Brings Hope to More than 150 Students

With the support of Canadian donors and our partner charities, more than 150 female students in Kandahar are now receiving vital education at the Afghan Canadian Community Center’s Morning Program in Kandahar. This program, provided by the Kandahar Institute of … Continue reading

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’12 Days of Learning’ a Huge Success for Afghan Women

Thanks to your generous support, the new year is off to a fantastic start for between 150 and 200 women and girls and their families in Kandahar! Donations of all sizes have combined to enable the Canadian International Learning Foundation … Continue reading

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Afghan Update & 12 Days of Learning

Dear Friends and Supporters, This has been an incredibly eventful year for the Canadian International Learning Foundation (CanILF) and our partners. Most recently, we are pleased to announce new support for a morning programat the Afghan Canadian Community Center in … Continue reading

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A New Name for the ACCC: The Kandahar Institute of Modern Studies Offers More for Students and for Afghanistan

After five years of successful operations, the Afghan-Canadian Community Centre (ACCC) is embracing a new name with bright, new prospects. Ehsanullah Ehsan, director of the now-called Kandahar Institute of Modern Studies (KIMS), and recent recipient of the Charles W. Bowser … Continue reading

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ACCC Announces New Partnership With U.S. State Department

U.S. government enables Afghan women’s school to continue – just in the nick of time We are thrilled to announce that the Afghan-Canadian Community Center has received the new funding needed to ensure its doors remain open. The U.S. government … Continue reading

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Classroom Fundraising Success

Yimeng Wang and a few of her friends got together and held a fundraiser for CanILF as a school project. Their efforts now allow a student in Afghanistan to attend school for an entire year! Here is her description of … Continue reading

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ACCC Director Ehsanullah Ehsan’s Graduation Day Report

Ehsan reports on the actions of the day and includes quotes from prominent members of the organization and people in the community.  PLUS: A text version of Ehsan’s International Women’s Day speech delivered to graduates, guests and the media present. International … Continue reading

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As Canadian and U.S. malls fill with grad dresses, 200 Afghan women cross the stage in Kandahar

As Canadian and U.S. malls fill with teenage girls looking for just the right prom dress, women and girls in Kandahar have just crossed a stage of their own. Two hundred female students graduated on March 10th from the Afghan-Canadian … Continue reading

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