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The Team

Who's Behind the Darakht-e Danesh Library?

The Darakht-e Danesh Library was conceived by Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan), as part of the education work this organization is carrying out in Afghanistan. The DD Library staff team include: 

DIRECTOR

  • Lauryn Oates

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

  • Jamshid Hashimi

CONTENT QUALITY MANAGER

  • Abdul Rahim Parwani

OUTREACH & EDUCATION

  • Sediqullah Sarwary

DIGITAL LIBRARY SPECIALIST

  • Letha K. Goger

LICENSING & ARCHIVING CONSULTANT

  • Nicole Askin

KANKOR PROJECT MANAGER

  • Munir Ibrahimi

Assessment Committee: Content Quality Manager (Chair); Kankor Project Manager; Subject Specialists

Advisory Council: 

The resources for teachers on this website are made possible by the generous contributions of volunteers, whom we acknowledge with great appreciation here:

COORDINATOR OF TRANSLATIONS

  • Cathy Feick

DARI CONTRIBUTORS:

  • Shabnam Hazrati
  • Nazari Barashna
  • Hayatuddin Tayyeb Qadri
  • Nader
  • Homayoon Taheryar
  • Mohammad Murtaza Rahimi
  • Khujesta Sadri
  • Abdul Waheed Stanikzai
  • Shir Hussain

PASHTO CONTRIBUTORS:

  • Munir Ibrahimi
  • Latif Rashedy
  • Daoud Habibzai
  • Sediq Khan

GRAPHIC DESIGN: 

  • Ahmad Farin Sadiq
  • Aman Sadat

AUDIO-VISUAL: 

  • Charlene Fernandes

PARTNERS:

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MEDIA PARTNERS:

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"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel." ~ Socrates
"If your tree brings the fruit of knowledge / it shall bring the sky down to the earth” - Nasir Khusraw (1004 – 1088 AD)
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. -- Herbert Spencer
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave. -- Hadith
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ― William Arthur Ward
Asking good questions is half of learning. -- Sufi saying
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well. ― Aristotle
Enlightenment must come little by little-otherwise it would overwhelm. -- Idries Shah
We were scared. But school was where we wanted to be. -- Shabana Basij-Rasikh, Afghan education activist
Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim, male and female. -- Hadith
Education is a living treasure for all humankind. ~ Ehsan Ullah, Founder, Kandahar Institute of Modern Studies
I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
A teacher is a candle that burns to enlighten others. ~ Afghan proverb
There is a path to the top of the highest mountain. ~ Afghan proverb
Drop by drop a river is made. ~ Afghan proverb
We should all attempt to acquire as much knowledge as possible in order that we may render our services to society in the manner of the women of early Islam. -- Queen Soraya of Afghanistan, 1926
If you learn even one word more than yesterday, you will be totally a different person.