The Najiba Library

The Najiba Library is one of the main programs of the Foundation, which was inaugurated in Nili, the Center of remote Daikundi Province on July 8, 2019. Currently, the Library has more than 8,000 books and more than 4,000 magazines, manuals, laws and research reports. The Library has different programs which include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Providing Resources for Research and Study
  • The Library provides resources and space for local community residents including students, teachers and the local government officials to study and conduct research in the Library. The Library is currently working to provide digital books and soft learning materials for the Library beneficiaries.

  • Promoting the Culture of Reading
  • The library is not only a collection of books and physical resources. Importantly, the Najiba Library implements different motivating and encouraging programs to bring people to Library and make it a living educational hub in the community. We are happy that within a short period of time since the opening of the Library in July that more than 4,000 people visited the Library and benefited from its resources.

  • Conducting Reading Sessions
  • The Library, in order to promote education and a culture of reading in local community, conducts reading series sessions among different age groups. So far, the Library has formed several reading groups, including kids reading groups, school students reading group and university-level students reading groups, with a mix of both males and females. These groups conduct two reading sessions per month.

  • Conducting Social and Entertainment Events
  • The Library also conducts social and entertainment events for those with a library membership and for those who regularly come to the Library. The Library arranges social events and entertainment events including academic tours, fun events, local music and other events according to cultural context of the community.

  • Play Groups
  • Moreover, the Library has formed different play groups. For instance, the Library established the Girls Volleyball Team to fight against gender-based taboos and formed a Chess Team. The Library also now is equipped with puzzles and other educational games.

  • Oral Storytelling Program
  • Afghans have many untold oral stories. Due to low rate of education in the country, oral stories, which are important parts of the people‚Äôs culture, literature and history, have not been written and to some extent have not been heard. Thus, the Library would like to provide an opportunity to hear and write these untold oral stories. The Library invites adults to narrate the important untold stories to the library visitors