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DDL in Teacher Training Colleges

By December, CW4WAfghan completed new installations of the Darakht-e Danesh Library (DDL) offline setup in three Teacher Training Colleges (TTCs) - (Laghman, Takhar and Parwan) - and upgraded the setup in 8 TTCs (Kabul, Nangarhar, Khost, Kandahar, Herat, Bamyan, Herat and Faryab). As the project comes to completion, we are excited to report that in addition to the installations and upgrades in 11 provinces, we also  provided workshops on Open Educational Resources (OERs); educational materials; and instruction on how to use DDL for 40 female students in each of the TTCs.

We also celebrated the winners of our DDL Writing Contest, in which female students had the opportunity to submit an open education resource for DDL (lesson plans, games, lectures and more). Twenty-two female teacher trainees were awarded with a trophy and certificate during November and December.

The installations, upgrades and CW4WAfghan's first Writing Contest were all made possible with the generous support of the Government of Canada's Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI).

"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.