THE ADRP TRAINING PROGRAM AND SCHOOL
The dental assisting program has been in place for over 10 years, teaching around 10 students every 5 months with roughly 200 graduates so far. Students are typically young women that cannot afford a university, have been widowed, or are older orphans. Upon graduation, the students will receive certificates as Certified Dental Assistant professionals and will be able to get jobs working in dental offices, or they will be able to work at our dental project.
This program is at no cost to Afghan students. We are also opening a school for dental hygienists, and dental lab technicians that will also be at no cost to students, some of these students are now teachers themselves. These people have become authority figures in a destroyed infrastructure and are playing vital roles in the reconstruction of Afghanistan. Our mostly women graduates go into the male-dominated dental profession as mentors, creating safer, healthier, and more productive environments for Afghan dentists and patients.