Darakht-e Danesh

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The Darakht-e Danesh Library is a digital repository of open educational resources (OERs) for teachers, students, and anyone with a curious mind who wants to learn more on a particular subject. Darakht-e danesh means "knowledge tree" in Dari, one of the official languages of Afghanistan. The library's learning materials include 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. The Library was created to increase access to quality, locally adapted educational resources, to encourage teachers to consult a wide variety of information sources in their practice, and to support teachers to adapt, create and share their own resources with other educators. We believe that digitalization can make more out of less and nurtures teachers' independent learning and professional development. The DD Library currently houses more than 2,000 resources in over 100 subjects, for both primary and secondary teachers, in three languages: Dari, Pashto and English, and hopes to expand into additional Afghan minority languages such as Nooristani, Uzbeki and Hazaragi. The DD Library was developed by the Canadian charity, Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (www.cw4wafghan.ca). Visit the library at www.darakhtdanesh.org or www.ddl.af

Darakht-e Danesh

Afghanistan, Kabul

Contributed by: Nicole Askin

Language: English

License: CC-BY-SA