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.
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.
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.