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Approximately 90% of women and 85% of men as well as 45% of school age children in Afghanistan are illiterate. Most do not have access to learning centers and materials. The existing schools are so sparse and the demands for them so high that each school operates three daily shifts to accommodate the demand: Elementary students attend from 7 am to 10 am, middle school students from 10:30 to 1:30 pm, and high schoolers from 2 pm to 5 pm. But there are not enough textbooks for students to study, or trained teachers to lead classes. In many high school classes there are perhaps two textbooks for a class of thirty students. Teaching material such as charts, laboratories, and libraries are virtually nonexistent. Only schools located in the richest and most influential parts of a district receive attention from the government; others only as time, resources and inclinations permit. It is not unusual to find schools without buildings - with rooms consisting of large metal shipping containers, completely lacking heating or cooling. Often you find schools where students are sitting on mud floors under the shade of a tree.

Kabultec assists these poor schools by collecting (from both the US and Afghanistan) and distributing such supplies. The supplies are geared to do the greatest good amidst so much deprivation, i.e., we try to collect material for the entire classroom, or for teachers or administration, or for school library, etc.


Kabultec has been donating school supplies to needy Afghan schools since 2002. Supplies are acquired via donation drives, held in both the US and Afghanistan. The project has grown over the years as we now have US NGOs in Afghanistan that donate material for us to distribute. In this manner we have assisted ten schools each year in several provinces across Afghanistan.


Based on correspondence and site visits, the impact of our donations is enormous. With an alphabet chart, the students can now learn the English alphabet properly. With a calendar, instructors can now teach days, dates, months, etc. With good notebooks instructors can now be as organized as they need. So the objective we achieve is to ameliorate the quality of instruction and learning in these schools.

Team Credentials

Nasrine Gross, the founder and president of both Kabultec and The Roqia Center, both attended and authored a book on the first girls' school in Afghanistan. As such she has extensive research on education in Afghanistan. As well, Kabultec/The Roqia Center has been involved in supporting public schools in this manner since 2002. We have developed good experience and our staff has extensive expertise and resources.