The alliance provided girls and women scholarships to attend the Networking Academies, and offered job searching guidelines to Academy graduates. The project established 239 academies in 60 African, Asia, and Middle Eastern countries, trained 700 Cisco instructors, and trained 10,000 students, with about 30% female participation. Additionally, Cisco helped accomplish locally defined measures of success by providing academies with financial sustainability, workforce development, and gender mainstream training manuals. In Afghanistan (2004-2008), the partnership worked to expand the curriculum of Afghan universities to include “Internet Essentials”, expand Cisco Networking Academies to four or more additional cities, and additional outreach to target groups. Consequently, Internet Essentials were introduced to most of the academy programs, academies were established in Herat, Mazar, Khost, and Jalalabad, and the Afghan Women In Technology program launched with more than 700 enrolled to design a network for the Women’s Dorm.
|Value||USD 2.3 Million|