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The Darakht-e Danesh Library is Changing Learning

The Darakht-e Danesh Library provides Free and Open Educational Resources for Afghanistan. The 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.

The library’s learning materials offer extensive 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 digitalization can make more out of less and nurtures teachers’ independent learning and professional development techniques.

An offline version of the Library, DDL Lite, runs in institutions across Afghanistan such as teacher colleges, schools, and at the Ministry of Education.

Highlights of our Progress

  • From 2019, 496 new resources were added to the library, bringing the total collection to 4,377 resources.
  • 15 teacher colleges are running DDL
  • Each month, there are on average 100,000 views of library material
  • Users represent all 34 provinces
  • We expanded video and audio offerings, adding the very first audiobooks published in Afghanistan.

Learn more about our impact, and how you can support the library.


Darakht-e Danesh means “knowledge tree” in Dari, one of the official languages of Afghanistan.

The library provides free and open educational resources.

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The Library currently houses nearly 4,500 resources in almost 400 subjects, for both primary and secondary teachers, in seven languages: Dari, Pashto, English, and the Afghan minority languages of Nooristani, Uzbeki, Swaji, and Munji.