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img_6890.jpgThe best way that you can support the Darakht-e Danesh Library is by helping to grow its collection. Here’s how:

  • If you are an Afghan teacher, please share Pashto or Dari digitalized resources that you use in your own classroom. You can type up lesson plans, tests, exercise sheets, experiments, games, or other resources that you find helpful in your own teaching. Maybe you invented the resource or idea yourself or maybe you learned it from another teacher. In either case, by sharing your resource you can make an impact in many different classrooms at the same time. To upload resources to the Darakht-e Danesh Library, please register first, then visit the Submit a Resource page under Visitor Tools.
  • If you are with an education organization that has produced high quality local language learning or teaching materials, please consider adding your materials to this Library. Please digitalize and upload your materials, and help support Afghan teachers. Upload them in the library, or email them to us.
  • If you are a Pashto speaker, we need your help! We would like to grow our collection of educational resources in the Pashto language. We welcome original contributions, translated materials or tips on where we can find more Pashto resources to add to the collection.
  • If you are a bilingual person who can speak English, and Pashto or Dari, and you have strong writing and translation skills, please help translate more Open Educational Resources (OERs) for Afghan teachers. To learn more about volunteer translator opportunities, please click here.
  • We will soon be adding collections for other Afghan languages including Uzbeki and Turkmeni. Contact us if you would like to be a volunteer translator in a minority Afghan language.

CW4WAfghan supports education, literacy and library development for women and girls in Afghanistan through a variety of projects and by working collaboratively with its Afghan partner organizations. The work of our volunteer-driven organization, which has minimal overhead costs, has led to thousands of girls and boys getting an education through our work training teachers, raising funds for teachers' salaries, funding libraries, adult literacy programs and more. This is only possible from the support we get from the public in Canada and beyond. We welcome donations of any size to help grow the Darakht-e Danesh Library, or to one of our other projects advancing education in Afghanistan. Click here to learn more, or learn how you can:

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"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel." ~ Socrates
"If your tree brings the fruit of knowledge / it shall bring the sky down to the earth” - Nasir Khusraw (1004 – 1088 AD)
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. -- Herbert Spencer
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave. -- Hadith
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ― William Arthur Ward
Asking good questions is half of learning. -- Sufi saying
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well. ― Aristotle
Enlightenment must come little by little-otherwise it would overwhelm. -- Idries Shah
We were scared. But school was where we wanted to be. -- Shabana Basij-Rasikh, Afghan education activist
Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim, male and female. -- Hadith
Education is a living treasure for all humankind. ~ Ehsan Ullah, Founder, Kandahar Institute of Modern Studies
I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
A teacher is a candle that burns to enlighten others. ~ Afghan proverb
There is a path to the top of the highest mountain. ~ Afghan proverb
Drop by drop a river is made. ~ Afghan proverb
We should all attempt to acquire as much knowledge as possible in order that we may render our services to society in the manner of the women of early Islam. -- Queen Soraya of Afghanistan, 1926
If you learn even one word more than yesterday, you will be totally a different person.