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the Taliban could take it over entirely. If that happened,
all the university professors working with us would need
to leave their homes immediately because they would be
targeted for retaliation."
Holland says that even if partnerships cannot fully
change the difficult conditions that students and faculty in Afghanistan face, they can offer hope. "We did a
workshop for Kandahar University on career services and
entrepreneurship with 17 faculty from five colleges and
brainstormed on enterprises students could start," Holland says. "And we are starting the first department of
entrepreneurship at the University of Kandahar. Private
jobs are still a challenge, so one reason to start an entrepreneurship program is if graduates can't get a job in the
private sector, and I say they can start their own businesses-that gives them hope. We tell them about all the
resources available to them including microfinance loans."
And some insist that beyond just hope, real progress
is being made. "After the establishment of the Kandahar
University Career Center [supported by a partnership
with Ball State University], from October 2011 through
October 2013, 193 students found jobs, eight students

were introduced for postgraduate studies, and we offered
eight career workshops for students, with 296 students
participating in the workshops," says Kamal Kamaluddin,
director of Kandahar University Career Center and a lecturer in the School of Engineering. After the partnership
formally ended (it was funded by U.S. Department of
State grant), Ball State University decided to continue to
fund the partnership itself. The Center for International
Development at Ball State supports the partnership with
money from its Sustainability Budget, including support
for the Department of Entrepreneurship, English for
Specific Purposes curriculum in the Faculties of Agriculture, Economics, Engineering and Medicine, and the
Career Center, including its website.
Partnerships like these have truly made a difference in
the lives of Afghan students.
"There were no such opportunities before for students
at Kandahar University," says Kamaluddin.
IE
DAVID TOBENKIN is a freelance reporter based in Chevy
Chase, Maryland. His last article for IE was "Reawakening Higher
Education in Iraq," which was published in the November/
December 2013 issue.

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Revitalizing Education in Afghanistan: Overcoming Decades of Devastation
All Smiles
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Voices: Kakenya Ntaiya: Founder of the Kakenya Center for Excellence
Education Abroad
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