Framework

The Afghan constitution of 2003 provides for women’s education in articles 43 and 44.

Literacy rates in Afghanistan are very low.  85% of men and 90% of adult women are illiterate. Afghans under the age of 18 are required to attend school, which is indeed positive. However, their supervising adults at home–the decision makers–typically do not know how to read or write.   As such, they cannot sign their name, read a medical prescription, read an election ballot, or understand a bus sign.  They cannot read their constitution, their holy book, or tax forms. These adults cannot read the history of their land and cannot defend themselves with the enemy’s lies. As such, the Afghan illiterate adults cannot help Afghanistan achieve peace, prosperity, democracy, and well-being!

The fight against illiteracy is meant to be carried out by the Afghan Ministry of Education. But thus far, the ministry is fighting an uphill battle, lacking many basic resources such as textbooks, class rooms, teachers, and of course, funding.  Civil society can help alleviate these problems–Kabultec works to this end.

Areas of Work

Kabultec carries out work in six distinct sectors: