There are two companies that are undoubtedly world's "thought leaders;" one is Cisco and the other is Goldman Sachs. From two separate but complimentary perspectives, both Cisco and Goldman Sachs look at medium and long term investments; they are wise and focus on infrastructure and revenues.
Quietly, Cisco and Goldman Sachs created their own initiatives to support the Afghanistan educational system, and in particular, Goldman Sachs is focused on women's education and empowerment. Film Annex has taken a similar route independently. Instead of focusing on Universities, Film Annex is dedicated to support Primary, Secondary and High Schools in the area of Herat.
Film Annex's project is a parallel to Cisco's concept of building Internet Classrooms in the schools and helping the students to have access to the global community of the World Wide Web. The tools provided allow the teachers in Afghanistan to access additional material, and international teachers and mentors to support Afghan children with new technologies and languages along the traditional Afghan studies curriculum.
Film Annex is providing Internet classrooms through the collaboration with Citadel, a digital company owned by Ms. Roya Mahboob and with over 50% female work force.
NATO defines Roya Mahboob's software company as "the most successful software company in Afghanistan"
Film Annex's focus on working with Afghan women entrepreneurs and supporting Afghanistan women education goes along with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 women initiative.
Film Annex works with military veterans and Afghan writers and contributors to document the stories via popular blogs and video blogs. Doing so, Film Annex supports Veteran business opportunities and Afghanistan entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
Going long on education by building schools in Afghanistan with Internet Classrooms is for thought leaders!
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