Our Progress 2012–2006
The grant we were awarded from the U.S. Department of State (see 2011) – enabled us to accomplish more than we anticipated. It enabled ISHK-Hoopoe Books together with our implementing partners Khatiz Organization for Rehabilitation (KOR) to:
- Publish and distribute throughout Afghanistan 2,548,768 children’s books (an increase of 82,888 copies) in Dari-Pashto and English: 1,845,056 in Dari-Pashto and 703,712 in English.
- Print 114,300 and distribute 111,858 accompanying teacher guides.
- Produce 16,368 and distribute 9,793 audio recordings with page-turn signals for classroom use.
- Produce and distribute 60 prepackaged radio shows of the six stories: 30 for local Dari and 30 for Pashto radio stations.
We were also able to complete the Dari and Pashto translations, and pre-press preparation of four new titles, two of which are for older students (Grades 6–8) and their teacher guides. These will be distributed as we have the funds to do so.
Thanks to our partnership with KOR, we were able to publish four more Dari-Pashto bilingual titles, and we distributed 120,000 more books to children via NGOs and PRTs working in provinces throughout Afghanistan.
We formed a partnership with Khatiz Organization for Rehabilitation in Kabul (KOR), and 35,000 copies of The Boy Without a Namein a Dari-Pashto edition were printed and distributed.
Our first Dari-Pashto bilingual edition was published. 250,000 copies of The Lion Who Saw Himself in the Water were distributed.
We obtained approval for our potential program from the Ministry of Education in Kabul.