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Dr. Lauryn Oates will be presenting at the Open Education Global Conference in Poland in April 2016 and has had a paper accepted. Abstract: The Darakht-e Danesh (‘knowledge tree’) Online Library is the first open educational resource (OER) initiative in Afghanistan, established to enhance teacher subject-area knowledge, access and use of learning materials, and to foster more diverse teaching methodologies in order to improve learning outcomes in Afghan classrooms.

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.

Partnership: The Rosetta Foundation and Darakht-e Danesh (DD) Library

Afghan Schools to Gain Local-Language Learning Materials through International Partnership 

Dublin, Ireland, & Kabul, Afghanistan, 16 February 2016 - Ireland-based charity The Rosetta Foundation, and the Afghanistan-based Darakht-e Danesh (DD) Library have partnered to expand the learning materials available in languages spoken in Afghanistan for Afghan schools. The partnership mobilises the Foundation’s community of 11,000 volunteer translators around the world through its Translation Commons (Trommons) platform, and will make materials accessible in Pashto and Dari through the DD Library’s platform in Afghanistan.

Can you donate your AEROPLAN MILES?

We certainly appreciate all of our generous donors who have contributed their aeroplan miles to our charity account. THANK YOU!!  

Calgary Annual Breaking Bread Fundraising Dinner APRIL 28, 2016

Calgary 13th Annual Breaking Bread Fundraising Dinner Event
TICKETS ON SALE NOW:  Thursday April 28, 2016

Flora Isabel MacDonald, PC CC OOnt ONS (June 3, 1926 – July 26, 2015)

Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan joins the many Canadians and Afghans in paying tribute to this amazing Canadian and humanitarian. 

We remember Ms. MacDonald with great admiration as we celebrate the special bond we have shared in our commitment to the people of Afghanistan. 

Murder in the streets of Kabul

Lauryn Oates: Murder in the streets of Kabul


In the year 415 in Alexandria, the Byzantine Empire's metropolis on the Nile, the brilliant philosopher, teacher and astronomer Hypatia was captured by a mob of religious zealots, stripped naked and skinned alive. Hypatia had been the light of Alexandria, an intellectual powerhouse whose counsel was sought far and wide. And she was a woman. Hypatia…


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