Canada-Afghanistan Business Council Recognizes Ehsan Bayat, Entrepreneur and Humanitarian, for Corporate Social Contributions in Afghanistan

    TORONTO, Oct. 17 /CNW/ -- Today Mr. Ehsan Bayat, Chairman of Afghan
Wireless Communication Company, Ariana Television and Radio Network and the
Bayat Foundation was presented with the Corporate Social Responsibility Award
by H.E. Ambassador Omar Samad during an award ceremony hosted by the
Canada-Afghanistan Business Council in recognition of his ongoing commitment
to providing hope and opportunities for his homeland, Afghanistan, through his
business and humanitarian endeavors.
    Afghan Wireless Communications Company (AWCC) is the first GSM mobile
service provider in Afghanistan now with over 2.4 million subscribers in
15,000 villages and offers business education and other course offerings to
its 3,500 employees. Ariana Television and Radio Network with its worldwide
television signal reaches over 20 million Afghans in 32 provinces and
countless others with educational and news programs to connect Afghans with
one another and the rest of the world. Chairman Ehsan Bayat said, "The Afghan
people living in the remote regions now have visibility on the progress in
Kabul and other rebuilding efforts throughout the country because of the
information provided by Ariana Radio."
    The Bayat Foundation is the largest private donor in Afghanistan focused
on building hospitals and maternity clinics, educational training centers,
orphanages and sports facilities where needed, and is also committed to
cultural preservation, the provision of food and clothing especially during
the harsh winter months and encouraging women, children and youth through a
variety of sports and education programs.
    About Bayat Foundation
    The non-governmental Bayat Foundation headquartered in Kabul, Afghanistan
partners with other NGOs to support in-country humanitarian activities. Since
2005 the Bayat Foundation led by Ehsan & Fatema Bayat has contributed to over
140 projects to improve the quality of life in Afghanistan by providing for
basic human needs, constructing new facilities and infrastructure, organizing
sporting events, promoting health, education and economic programs and
preserving Afghanistan's cultural heritage. The independent New Jersey based
501( c )3 Bayat Foundation partners with the organization in Afghanistan to
provide advocacy, outreach, education and engagement to promote the well-being
of the Afghan people through the support of its donors. Email for information or to sponsor a program.
    Media Contact: Rosalie Wyatt



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