THE BAYAT FOUNDATION AND BRIGHT FUTURE AFGHANISTAN LAUNCH THIRD JOBS AND EMPLOYMENT FAIR FOR AFGHAN YOUTH

Program Produces Job Interviews Employment Offers and Success For Recent University Graduates

Kabul, Afghanistan—October 17, 2018—The Bayat Foundation (www.bayatfoundation.org), Afghanistan’s largest, private Health, Education and Social Development Organization, continues its vital effort to provide Afghan youth with jobs and meaningful economic mobility, with the launch of its third consecutive Bright Future Job Fair, which was held on Monday, October 15, 2018, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at  the Bayat Media Center in Kabul.

The Bright Future Jobs Fair brings together leading Afghan businesses and recent university graduates for the purpose of providing the university graduates with information about each company participating in the jobs fair, as well as an opportunity to apply for internship and employment positions with each company.  Participants in the Bright Future Jobs Fair engage with senior executives representing many of Afghanistan’s leading companies operating within a broad range of industries, including the Telecom, Media, Energy, Education and legal sectors.

The Bright Future Job Fair was launched with speeches of welcome from Mr. Haji Ishmael Shamasand, Director of the Bayat Foundation, Mr. Ernst Noorman, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Mr. Jaap Van Hierdan, Cordaid Country Director for Afghanistan.

Following the Welcoming Ceremony, scores of young Afghan university graduates met with executives representing twenty-six leading Afghan companies. The Bright Future Job Fair concluded successfully, with employment offers provided to a number of the graduates who participated in the Bright Future Jobs Fair program.

The Bright Future Jobs Fair represents a vital part of the multi-year Afghan economic development program sponsored by Bright Future Afghanistan, a consortium of four Afghan  non-profit organizations: The Bayat Foundation, Cordaid (www.cordaid.org), the 1% Club (www.onepercentclub.com), and the Hamika Baramaki Organization for the Rule of Law (www.hborl.org.af). Bright Future is a five-year program designed to teach important business skills to Afghan entrepreneurs and to create a thriving Afghan private sector of small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s), capable of providing thousands of employment opportunities to Afghans—especially Afghan youth.

“These young men and women who are graduates of our nation’s universities, represent the hope and the future of Afghanistan,” said Dr. Ehsanollah Bayat, the Co-Founder and Chairman of The Bayat Foundation.

“The Bayat Foundation, together with our Bright Future partners, will work relentlessly to help create an Afghan economy which allows our young people to contribute their talents, their skills—their dreams for success—to building an Afghan economy that provides jobs, opportunity and economic security for everyone.”

About the Bayat Foundation:

Since 2005, the US-based Bayat Foundation, a 501 c (3) charitable organization, has promoted the well-being of the Afghan people. Founded and directed by Ehsanollah Bayat and Fatema Bayat, the Foundation has contributed to more than 300 projects dedicated to improving the quality of life for the youth, women, poor, and elderly of Afghanistan; including construction of 13 maternity hospitals that have now treated over 2,000,000 mothers and babies.

Projects have included the construction of new facilities and sustainable infrastructure in needy regions, and the promotion of health, education, economic, and cultural programs. In addition to his charitable initiatives, Ehsanollah Bayat founded Afghan Wireless (AWCC) in 2002, which was the first GSM wireless and Internet Service Provider in Afghanistan, and later established Ariana Radio and Television Network (ATN), which includes Ariana Radio (FM 93.5). For more information, please email info@bayatfoundation.org.

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