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Etisalat Provides Higher Education Opportunities for its Local Employees

Kabul – 27 October 2014

Since its launch in Afghanistan, Etisalat has been committed to provide its employees with opportunities where they can progress and gain more experience. Educational Assistance Program for local employees is an unprecedented initiative by Etisalat.

Through this program, Etisalat is paying educational expenses of its eligible employees, studying in different private higher education institutes within the country.
In addition, these employees can benefit from flexible working hours and study leaves during their final exams.

‘I was not able to continue my education before I joined Etisalat. Now I have a bachelor degree, and this has only been possible with the help of Etisalat`s educational program for its employees.’ said Saleema Hasas, a local employee of Etisalat.

Ever since the program has started, numerous local employees have completed their higher education during their employment with Etisalat.

Meantime, Samiullah Stanikzai, a local employee of Etisalat and one of the few Afghans in the country with Chartered Certified Accountant qualification has completed his studies with the help of Etisalat`s education programs for local employees.

 ‘Development of societies where we operate has always been our priority. Etisalat through its educational program is considering to provide Afghan society with experienced leaders so that they can lead both the company and the country toward a better future.’ Said Mr. Salah Zerguerras, CEO of Etisalat Afghanistan, ‘ We are committed to provide the people of Afghanistan with education and job opportunities, and  support the people and the government of Afghanistan in all areas that contribute in growth and development of the country.’
Etisalat, one of the fast growing telecom companies in Afghanistan, has strived to play an active role in development of Afghan society through pre-planned programs.

Strengthening sports at different levels, organizing educational and religious programs, food distribution and supporting various social and cultural programs are some of the areas on which Etisalat, as part of its social responsibilities, has focused since its launch in Afghanistan.