Literacy Award

Literacy Award

Every year, organizations working to promote literacy and reading are awarded and honored by The Library of Congress through the Literacy Awards. Afghanistan Centre at Kabul University (ACKU) is pleased to announce that it has been honored as 2016 Library of Congress Literacy Awards Best Practice Honoree. ACKU promotes literacy and encourage a reading culture in Afghanistan through its ACKU Box Library Extension Program (ABLE). ABLE, established in 1996, has come a long way of success, where so far, it has published 338 titles of ABLE publications written in Dari and Pashto aiming new literates, covering wide range of subjects; placed 240 ABLE Box Libraries in 34 provinces; distributed more than 360,000 books. Ms. Nancy Hatch Dupree, the Executive Coordinator of ACKU received the award on October 27, 2016. During the event, Ms. Dupree delivered a presentation about ABLE and how ABLE has contributed to promote literacy in Afghanistan. It is indeed a proud moment for ACKU and ABLE users that ABLE’s approach in promoting literacy has been recognized as outstanding and pioneering.

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