Afghanistan Lowalee! / Afghanistan Reads!
Summary: Afghanistan Lowalee! supports literacy in and outside classrooms by providing the physical resources, spaces, and educators needed to create a vibrant "library culture" in Afghanistan. --- Literacy rates among women and girls in Afghanistan have seen minimal growth in the last decade, despite the re-establishment of basic education for girls. Stagnant, low literacy rates can be attributed to the lack of local language print literacy material in the country, a lack of emphasis on reading in out-of-school contexts, and insufficient opportunities to read within and outside of school environments. The Afghanistan Reads! (Afghanistan Lowalee! in Pashto) Program is designed to help reinforce literacy skills, nurture a culture of rea...
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