Campaign for Afghan Women Underway


The Literacy Campaign has so far taught 250 Afghan women how to read and write in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.

A certificate ceremony was held on December 21, 2019 for 128 Afghan women who have successfully completed the 6-month courses as part of the event organized by Yunus Emre Institute in cooperation with Hane-i Mihriban Foundation.

Inspired by the fact that every individual has the right to knowledge and learning, Yunus Emre Institute has opened literacy courses for the women who are disadvantaged in terms of having access to education facilities. The Institute has established 6 classrooms with all necessary education materials for the service of Afghan women.

A certificate ceremony was held at the Conference Hall of the Turkish Language and Literature Faculty at Kabul University for those who have successfully completed the 6-month program. The Afghan women were glad to receive their certificates after their training and among them were women from all ages, showing their determination. The trainees expressed their hope that the event would be held in 2020 as well and conveyed their gratitude to the representatives of Yunus Emre Institute.

The keynote speeches were followed by a music recital, featuring Uzbek folk tunes as well as songs from the Afghan culture. After the trainees were presented with their certificates, their teachers came to the spotlight. The teachers of Hane-i Mihriban Foundation received their gifts from Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Kabul Oğuzhan Ertuğrul. Then, the guests were given refreshments, and the program was concluded.