The Kabul Blind School
Printing Braille Books for Students Using the Armaan Braille Library
CW4WAfghan is pleased to support the Kabul Blind School with funds to print Braille books in Afghan languages for students. The Armaan Braille Library opened two years ago in the Kabul Blind School, which serves more than 250 students, 30% of whom are girls, in grades 1-12. Approximately 30 students regularly attend the School’s reading clubs, English language and literacy classes in the library. The Armaan Braille Library is the only Braille library that serves the special needs of visually impaired students in Afghanistan. The Library was founded with an initial collection Braille books obtained from Iran. Support from CW4WAfghan supports the Library to grow its collection of Braille books with 36 new titles in Afghan languages, which have already been approved by the School and the Government. The printing of these books will support the literacy development of blind students and the blind community in Kabul who use the library, supporting their educational goals. The project objectives are as follows:
1. Fulfil the needs of blind students, teachers and community. We specifically want to get upperclassmen and teachers to use the library and the books we wish to print will help us meet this goal.
2. Enrich the one and the only Braille library in the country with books.
3. Connect the blind students, teachers and the community with the world through books.
Partner: School for the Blind of Kabul and Afghan Girls Financial Assistance Fund Organization (AGFAF), which is also contributing in-kind support to this project.