Hunger for Education in Afghanistan

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Hunger for Education in Afghanistan

More and more Afghan children are enrolled in school. The estimated number of children enrolled in school was thought to be over eight million at the end of 2012, with 14,000 schools and 190,000 teachers. Private schools in Afghanistan continue to open up and flourish, even with increasing tuition fees.

20 universities are formally registered with the Ministry of Higher Education besides a growing number of private colleges throughout the country.

The hunger for more education in Afghanistan is almost tangible and so is the need to improve the education standards and resources.

Through Rahmat Publications, we captivate Afghan readers with stories by collecting, creating, and translating excellent literature for all ages. Rahmat books inspire imagination and uphold positive values, engaging the reader with factual and thought provoking questions to encourage reflection and discussion. We revive positive features of the traditional culture of Afghanistan by publishing Afghan legends, fables and folk-lore.

We feature positive life lessons such as individual dignity and compassion, personal responsibility and integrity, creativity, learning and reflection, family respect and equal opportunity for all, within the cultural context of Afghanistan. We believe this builds responsible citizenship. With such a hunger for learning we are providing quality books for the Afghan people in both Dari and Pashto and occasionally in the English language.

Last year over 50,000 books were printed in both Pashto and Dari languages, including eight new titles. Over 43,000 of these books were distributed in 2017 exceeding all previous years. Our books are highly subsidized to make them accessible to the local people but even so Afghans are paying more for books, perhaps indicating their value in the eyes of the buyer.

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