By establishing libraries for the children of Afghanistan, the stunningly low national literacy rate is reduced while ultimately ensuring a brighter future and global perspective for Afghan youth
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Due to ongoing civil unrest and conflict, Afghanistan's schools and libraries are in a state of despair, on top of an adult literacy rate of only 36%. With equal access to books among boys and girls, RI's libraries help close the gender gap as well as the literacy gap - necessary for the economic growth and recovery of the region.
How will this project solve this problem?
RI refurbishes and meets the needs of 275 schools, while providing library furniture & delivering over 82,500 books. RI trains teachers in library management, incorporation of books into curriculum, & student evaluation methods.
Potential Long Term Impact
The primary goal is to reduce illiteracy in Afghanistan, specifically, by showing a sharp increase in literacy skills among 75% of children in target schools. The program gives girls equal access to books & trains teachers using new techniques.
Total Funding Received to Date: $415
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 $415 . The original project funding goal was $10,000.