Literacy Classes: An Investment in Afghan Women

by Afghan Institute of Learning Vetted since 2013 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Project of the Month


Provides 30 Afghan women the opportunity to become literate through a 4 month course in reading, writing, and math. Literacy is a foundation for women who want to continue their education.

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After years of war and oppressive Taliban restrictions against schooling for women and girls, the literacy rate of Afghan women is among the lowest in the world. Afghan women are eager to return to school after years of having no opportunity to learn and they want to learn as quickly as possible. Project partner the Afghan Institute of Learning provides literacy classes to about 900 women and girls per month. More women have requested literacy classes.


One 4 month literacy class provides about 30 girls and women in Kabul the opportunity to learn to read and write. Students also learn basic arithmetic and how to read signs, create shopping lists, save money, and help their children with schoolwork

Long-Term Impact

When they finish the course, the women can read and write. They have better self-esteem and a strong sense of pride in their new abilities. Some women continue to study for grade certificates on a fast track basis after gaining basic literacy.

Additional Documentation

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



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Afghan Institute of Learning

Location: Dearborn, Michigan - USA
Website: http:/​/​

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