Pashtana Durrani

“I just can’t stop because a few men in a presidential palace changed and because they were raised some way, so all my political rights had to be stripped. All my educational rights had to be stripped. That’s not how it works.”

Pashtana Durrani, is the Co-Founder & Managing Director of LEARN, an Afghan non-governmental and non-profit organisation.

Pashtana Durrani co-founded LEARN in remote communities in Kandahar, Afghanistan to promote digital literacy for children and train adolescent girls in menstrual hygiene management & reproductive health. She also initiated the Digital Lab as an offline library of general and science subjects designed as a peer learning digital lab that offers contents for grades 1 through 12 in two national languages, Dari and Pashto. With support from the Malala Fund, Pashtana is expanding her work to eighteen public schools in Kandahar impacting over 7,000 learners. Pashtana has been working to persuade the government of Afghanistan to consider digital literacy as an alternative teaching and learning pathway in its Fourth National Education Strategic Plan.



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