School Libraries Reduce Afghan Youth Illiteracy

by Relief International
$415 Raised
total goal
monthly donors
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


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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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


RI's Additional Programs in Afghanistan
Afghanistan School Project
Educational Development for youth & teachers
Rehabilitation of Educational Facilities

Organization Information

Relief International

Location: Los Angeles, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Brenna Taylor-Ford
Philanthropy Associate
Los Angeles, CA United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 9 donors like you, a total of $415 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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