Pashtana Durrani

Promotes Digital Literacy for Children and Trains Girls in Menstrual Hygiene Management & Reproductive Health

Pashtana is the 2021 Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership Prize winner, Emerging Leader category. She is the co-founder & Managing Director of LEARN, an Afghan non-governmental and non-profit organisation. 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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