With most libraries and resource materials destroyed during war, this quarterly magazine provides 30,000 eager Afghan readers with interesting coverage of current issues, health, and education.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Afghans have one of the world’s lowest literacy rates. Additionally, most books, schools, libraries, and reading materials have been destroyed during the last quarter-century of war and civil strife. As hundreds of thousands of Afghans, especially Afghan refugees in Pakistan, learn to read through CHI/AIL’s centers and schools, they are hungry for interesting Dari-language reading material on topics relevant to Afghan society today: education, health, peace, human rights, and social issues.
How will this project solve this problem?
Project partner AIL publishes a quarterly color magazine in Pakistan for Afghans. Nida-e-Taleem (Voice of Education) magazine has more than 30,000 regular readers and hundreds of contributors who represent the diversity of Afghanistan.
Potential Long Term Impact
Voice of Education magazine provides Afghans with quality reading material and celebrates the cultural heritage that Afghans share. Afghan students and writers share their work through the magazine.
Total Funding Received to Date: $40
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $40 . The original project funding goal was $12,414.