WFU donates computers, supplies to Kabul University

In just days, students at Kabul University in Afghanistan will be using laptop computers and color printers once used by students at Wake Forest University. The equipment, 12 computers and printers, paper and ink cartridges, was donated by Wake Forest to Cisco Systems’ Cisco Networking Academy at Kabul University.

“Just two years ago, the students at Kabul University would have never dreamed of having their own computer lab,” said Fazel Hanif, manager of the Cisco Networking Academy Program in Afghanistan. “The students here are very grateful to their friends at Wake Forest.”

The computers are IBM ThinkPad models A21, the model Wake Forest freshmen received in 2001. Wake Forest’s ROTC program transported the equipment to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, from where it was shipped to Afghanistan Sept. 19.

“This is a wonderful way for us to use and share our technology,” said Jay Dominick, Wake Forest’s chief information officer. “We are happy to help Cisco in their efforts to provide computers and network support to Kabul University.”

Each year, Wake Forest donates or sells at reduced rates computers and equipment to various groups, including the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School System. The university has also donated to similar technology support programs in Ghana and Central America.

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