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Applications for 2010 Business Council for Peace Accepted Now

 

WASHINGTON, DC - January 12, 2010 – The embassy of Afghanistan encourages

entrepreneurs in the Mazar-i-Sharif and the Balkh Provinces to apply for the 2010 Business Council for Peace (Bpeace) workforce development program before the January 15, 2010 deadline.  Bpeace is a non-profit organization established to help entrepreneurs in war-torn regions create self-sustaining businesses and provide employment opportunities to others.  Through transformational work in the market place, Bpeace has helped advance Afghanistan immeasurably both economically and socially, one small business owner at a time. 

Both businessmen and women between the ages of 21-35 qualify to apply for technical assistance in creating 1,000 jobs in the two Afghan Provinces of Mazar and Balkh.  In many cases, the areas of business include printing, broadcasting, manufacturing, distributing, food processing and other types of industries commonly found in developed nations. 

The course provides real-life business education for Afghan citizens.  Once accepted into the program Bpeace participants qualify for the following: 

 

  • 3 years of business coaching in Mazar and individual technical assistance at their places of business in finance, marketing, customer service, and staff recruitment and management  
  • A US business partner who provides technical guidance in industries important to the economic development of the provinces
  • Successful graduates of the program will also be invited for 3 week long apprenticeships at American firms in their respective industries 

 

Applications for the program can be found on line at  www.bpeace.org/mazar and must be completed in English.  Final applications can be emailed to mazar@bpeace.org by January 15, 2010.

Partial funding for this Bpeace program comes from the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Citizen Exchanges in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

For any outstanding questions contact Bpeace by phone at 212.696.9696

 

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