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.
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.
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.
Project Leader: Brenna Taylor-Ford Philanthropy Associate Los Angeles,
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