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Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan

Library Starter Kits - Fundraising

Library Card - Thank you Donors!Literacy thrives most when learners have access to reading material. The public library system in the country has been decimated, and most books found in Afghanistan are imported. We have been working to provide access to books in conjunction with literacy classes in communities that have requested our support under our Afghanistan Reads! Community Libraries and Literacy Program.

Thanks to the generous support of CW4WAfghan members and donors across Canada, financial resources are being made available to purchase and distribute small libraries in the rural communities in Afghanistan. Through active learning children will have the opportunity to learn and acquire the knowledge and life skills that will enable them to help shape the future of their country — the kind of Afghanistan in which they want to live, work and raise their own families.


Your donation will help us to continue to supply these libraries and book resources to more locations throughout Afghanistan. It cost $1,500 for a library starter kit.

CW4WAfghan wishes to recognize your continued support. If you would like to have your donation acknowledged IN YOUR NAME and/or as A GIFT DONATION towards a library, please email (Due to F.O.I.P. confidentiality rules if you do not wish your donation to be made public, please advise).

Thank you to all of our generous donors of library kits since 2008, including:

  • CW4WAfghan Members
  • Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives (Kabul)
  • Alberta Government - Community Spirit Program
  • Sally Armstrong, Cdn award-winning author/journalist
  • USAID and The Linda Norgrove Foundation
  • Rotary Clubs of Calgary, Kabul and Canmore, AB
  • Bridge Street United Church Foundation
  • Boomers Trust (2012)
  • Government of Canada, CIDA (2010)

"The same human species capable of horrendous acts of cruelty and destruction also created libraries, which are pure kindness, dignity and beauty. To have access to a library is to have access to all the thoughts and dreams of everyone who ever lived. A library tells us that we are not alone and never have been."  Deborah Ellis, Author: The Breadwinner.    

Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan
PO Box 86016, Marda Loop, Calgary, Alberta
Canada T2T 6B7

t: 1 (403) 244-5625

Registered Charity #887718203RR0001

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