As a long-time supporter of the American University of Afghanistan, DynCorp International supported the third annual Friends of the American University of Afghanistan (AUAF) benefit dinner on April 28, 2014.
DI team members joined two former U.S. Ambassadors to Afghanistan – Ron Neumann and Ryan Crocker, two Afghan Ambassadors to the U.S. – Said Jawad and Eklil Hakkimi, along with many other supporters of the American University of Afghanistan, at the event.
The event’s speakers discussed the promising youth of Afghanistan, especially those with college degrees, that will play an integral part in the country’s future success. Given more opportunities to receive an education at institutions at AUAF, with an almost 50% female enrollment, are vital to the Afghan people.
DI is also a proud sponsor of AUAF’s International Campus, and last year its soccer field was named the DynCorp International field.
The field is used by the university’s men’s and women’s soccer teams, as well as by the International School of Kabul and several Kabul area orphanages. Regarded as one of the finest soccer fields in the region, the Afghan national team has also utilized the grounds. In October 2012, the field was the site of the first intercollegiate soccer tournament involving six teams from Kabul area universities.
The American University of Afghanistan
The American University of Afghanistan is Afghanistan’s only private, not-for-profit, non-partisan and co-educational university. It opened its doors in 2006 with an initial enrollment of 50 students, and today enrolls more than 1,700 full and part-time students. It has produced 29 Fulbright Scholars and maintains partnerships with the world’s most prestigious universities, including Stanford University, Georgetown University, and the University of California network.
AUAF offers undergraduate degree programs in business, English, information technology, math and science and political science and public administration. AUAF also offers a Master’s program in business administration.
AUAF’s mission is to provide world class higher education that prepares leaders to meet the needs of Afghanistan and the region. AUAF operates from a spacious, five-acre campus equipped with up-to-date facilities and technical capacity.