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Free and open educational resources for Afghanistan

Darakht-e Danesh Digital Library

Afghanistan
We are a multilingual digital repository of more than 4,500 open educational resources including lessons, exercises, experiments, backgrounders, work books, curricula, full texts such as children's stories and other resources for Afghan teachers to develop their knowledge on a subject or use in their classrooms, as well as general information on a range of subjects, in Afghan languages.
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What is Darakht-e Danesh Digital Library?

In Afghanistan, 200,000 teachers are trying to teach under challenging circumstances: no libraries or science labs, sometimes no textbooks, and often no formal training; in fact, many teachers have no post-secondary at all. It can be difficult to find local language quality resources for learning and teaching, and many teachers have limited access to information on the subjects they teach. As a result, they lack confidence and rely on rote learning, and students have poor learning outcomes. Darakht-e Danesh -- which means "knowledge tree" in Dari -- was created for teachers, students, and anyone with a curious mind who wants to learn more on a particular subject.

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5 - 18
Age Group
100 000
Children/Users
1
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2014
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Not-for-profit
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Our staff travel throughout Afghanistan to teach teachers, student teachers, and teacher college faculty how to use the library, how to use OER in teaching, and even how to make their own OER. We have taken best practice from the OER world and localized it for the unique Afghan context.
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