100s Mothers Literacy Program

by Center for Global Engagement at Northwestern University
100s Mothers Literacy Program


This project will provide elementary education for 100 Eskar women in Afghanistan who are widowed and handicapped through providing winter internship opportunities for 20 undergraduate students.

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This project is addressing the chronic illiteracy problems starting with Eskar, one of the excluded villages in Northeast Afghanistan that never had any schools available in its history untill 2004. By providing education for mothers who are widowed and handicapped they will then be employed in newly opened elementary schools; empowered, and enabled to help their children. So that, the growing gap between literate children and illiterate mothers and dependence level can be reduced.


Providing 20 teachers with untraditional curriculum. The 100 women selected for this program will be offered basic, intermediate, and intensive Persian and Math courses equivalent of grade 1- 7 over the period of three months.

Long-Term Impact

- 100 women are provided literacy skills empowering them to be independent through getting jobs in the elementary schools. - Can participate in other potential skill related programs that require elementary literacy

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Organization Information

Center for Global Engagement at Northwestern University

Location: Evanston, IL - USA
Rahila Muhibi
Project Leader:
Rahila Muhibi
Director & Founder
Fayetteville, NC United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 14 donors like you, a total of $755 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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