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Supporting Engineering Education in Afghanistan
Keshawarz has been working with his colleagues at the University of Hartford’s College of Engineering, Technology, and Architecture (CETA) to collect engineering textbooks. He sent a shipment of about 180 books to his native Afghanistan late last year, and he plans to send another shipment in the near future.
The textbooks were delivered to Kabul University by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Afghanistan Engineer District, which currently features an article about Keshawarz’s efforts on its website.
Read the article about Keshawarz on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website.
Keshawarz has made many trips to Afghanistan over the years, both to provide his own engineering expertise and to revitalize engineering education in the war-torn nation, so that engineers can be trained to rebuild the country’s infrastructure.
He visited Kabul University several months ago, shortly after the textbooks were delivered, and he is going back to Afghanistan during spring break.
“They were extremely happy to have those books,” Keshawarz said of the reaction during his last visit to Kabul University.