Afghan woman shares books and opportunity with Kabul children
Sparking joy in reading can change lives for the better
Freshta Karim, a University of Oxford graduate, is bringing the joy of reading and imagination to 3.5-million out-of-school children — largely girls — on her mobile library in Kabul, Afghanistan.
"When I was a child, I did not have the opportunity to go to a library and read the storybooks I wanted to read," she told Thomson Reuters Foundation. "My goal is to enable them not only to think critically, but also to be able to question the wrongdoing they see."
Whether poverty or war prevent children from learning, the goal should always be the same. Christian Children’s Fund of Canada believes in improving children’s literacy, so they have more opportunities to reach their full potential.
In Paraguay, our Family Reading Time project (called Emerging Literacy in Paraguay) has opened children’s and their parent’s eyes to the importance of reading together.
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About Christian Children’s Fund of Canada:
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-centred international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For nearly 60 years, CCFC has worked with children, communities, donors and other partners — changing lives through improved health, education and clean water. CCFC works in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, to support more than 700,000 children, youth and community members.