2017 - Library of Congress Award, Breadwinner Animated Film, & Digital Literacy Curriculum

Afghanistan Reads (AR!) literacy class.

Photo (left): FTZ students excitedly review exam results


The Afghanistan Reads! (AR!) Program is recognized as a Best Practice Honouree by the Library of Congress. 


CW4WAfghan continues to further build on our work in adult women’s literacy and develops and tests an innovative and evidence-based adult literacy curriculum, designed in collaboration with adult literacy expert and researcher Dr. Helen Abadzi. The results of the new curriculum were significant with literacy fluency being gained by students within six months. This work is the subject of a chapter in an edited volume, published 2023, and has also been profiled in our publications. 


The bestselling Breadwinner novel by Deborah Ellis is made into an animated film produced by Angelina Jolie.


CW4WAfghan develops a digital literacy curriculum for school students, with support from the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, and pilots the curriculum in the Fatema tul Zahra (FTZ) girls’ school in Kabul.

FTZ Students take a field trip to a science museum.