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AWWP Writers' Work to be Available in Digital Library for Educators

AWWP Writers' Work to be Available in Digital Library for Educators

AWWP Writers' Work to be Available in Digital Library for Educators

Kabul, Afghanistan, 8 March 2016 – The Afghan Women’s Writing Project (AWWP) and the Darakht-e Danesh (DD) Library have partnered to make a collection of original writing by Afghan women and girls available through the DD Library’s platform in Afghanistan, which is used by teachers and others seeking learning materials. The articles by AWWP writers will be in Dari, Pashto and English. The collection is launched today, on International Women’s Day, in Afghanistan.
“The new AWWP collection in our digital library will allow us to showcase the creative writing and essays of talented women and girls within Afghanistan, at the same time that it gives us material sourced from within the country for educators to use,” said Lauryn Oates, the director of the Darakht-e Danesh Library. “The AWWP collection in the DD Library will make the writers’ work accessible to a new audience. The DD Library has registered users in every province of Afghanistan, with new users added daily,” she added. 

“The DD Library is a rich resource for the people of Afghanistan and the Afghan Women’s Writing Project is pleased to share the poems, essays and and real life stories of Afghan women and girls through this forum. It will mean that Afghan people access diverse stories that reflect the real lives of women in this country, written by Afghan women in their voices,” said Seeta Habibi, the Country Director for the Afghan Women’s Writing Project.

Library users will be able to read and/or download the articles from the library in the language of their preference. The collection will also expand the DD Library’s original content by Afghan writers, alongside the hundreds of translated materials in the library. The collection is expected to also have educational value. Teachers and students can use the works to study modern literature by Afghan women, to discuss the themes of the pieces, to teach reading and writing, and for a range of other classroom and learning uses.
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Media Inquiries:
Darakht-e Danesh Library: Jamshid Hashimi, Development Manager
E: T: + 93 (0) 785 311 525 (Afghanistan) 
Afghan Women Writers Project: Najma Zarbafian, Deputy Country Director
E: T: + 93 (0) 79971 3751

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