The Afghan Development Project - Sustainable Education and Business
Roya Mahboob, Film Annex's partner in the Afghan Development Project, has been honored as a "TIME 100 Pioneer" in April 2013. This video explains the initiative from its conception to its mission and accomplishments.
Film Annex created The Afghan Development Project in March 2011, with Roya Mahboob and Fereshteh Forough who are the women partners of Afghan Citadel Software Company. The goal is to build 40 Internet Classrooms in high schools around Herat, Afghanistan. Ten classrooms have been built or are in process as of May 2013.
The Afghan Development Project is now managed by the Afghan women of Women's Annex and Citadel of New York.
Citadel of New York recently developed Examer software, an Interactive and Educational Social Networking platform with a Micro Scholarship Payment System that currently connects over 25,000 Afghan children to the world. Examer was created to further educate young women in topics like social and digital media, business, and filmmaking. A universal platform built by women and easily tailored to the needs of regional languages and cultures, Examer rewards bloggers, filmmakers, and other content creators with micro scholarship payments.