BAYAT FOUNDATION LAUNCHES THE BAYAT SCHOLARS PROGRAM AT THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF AFGHANISTAN

Foundation Will Provide Full Scholarships To Students Studying Information Technology and Computer Science

Kabul, Afghanistan—April 29, 2019—The Bayat Foundation (www.bayatfoundation.org), Afghanistan’s largest, private, non-profit Health, Education and Social Development Organization, demonstrated its strong and enduring commitment to increasing educational opportunities for Afghan youth, by launching The Bayat Scholars Program at The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).

The mission of the Bayat Scholars Program is to build a new generation of highly skilled and exceptional Afghan IT professionals, who will lead Afghanistan’s technological innovation and entrepreneurship in the years ahead.

Each year, the Bayat Scholars Program will award fifteen scholarships, to qualified candidates who have successfully completed the application process, enabling prospective undergraduates to attain a Bachelors of Information Communication Technology degree, or a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from the American University of Afghanistan.

Candidates for the Bayat Scholars Program must be Afghan citizens, who have earned their high school diploma. Program candidates should also have a strong academic record, possess a working knowledge of the English language and commit themselves to utilizing their education to develop a better future for Afghanistan.

“The Bayat Scholars Program highlights the Bayat Foundation’s commitment to work with our nation’s young people, so that we can forge an Afghanistan which provides educational opportunities to everyone,” said Mrs. Fatema Bayat, the Co-Founder of the Bayat Foundation. “Working together, the Bayat Foundation, the American University of Afghanistan and its exceptional student community will create an Afghan based technology sector that has the potential to expand private-sector economic growth and create jobs for every Afghan, in every region of our country.”

About the Bayat Foundation:

Since 2005, the US-based Bayat Foundation, a 501 c (3) charitable organization, has promoted the well-being of the Afghan people. Founded and directed by Ehsanollah Bayat and Fatema Bayat, the Foundation has contributed to more than 500 projects dedicated to improving the quality of life for the youth, women, poor, and elderly of Afghanistan; including construction of 13 maternity hospitals that have now treated over 2,000,000 mothers and babies.

Projects have included the construction of new facilities and sustainable infrastructure in needy regions, and the promotion of health, education, economic, and cultural programs. In addition to his charitable initiatives, Ehsanollah Bayat founded Afghan Wireless (AWCC) in 2002, which was the first GSM wireless and Internet Service Provider in Afghanistan, and later established Ariana Radio and Television Network (ATN), which includes Ariana Radio (FM 93.5). For more information, please email info@bayatfoundation.org.

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