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The Darakht-e Danesh Library is a collection of open educational resources (OERs) for Afghan teachers. Visitors to this site may also want to browse the collections of these global English language OER collections:

Online Libraries from Afghanistan: 


Technology tools for teachers: 

Open (free online) courses:

Complete courses: 

Open (free) online books and textbooks: 

Useful resources on literacy and reading (in the English language): 

Education data:

Dari and Pashto books for sale: 

Find open educational images online:

Find open educational videos online: 

Find open audio and music content online: 

Open presentations / slides online: 

Open animation and simulation sources: 

Do you know of a resource that should be included on this page? Please contact us and tell us about it. We are happy to include resources related to teachers and education, and we especially welcome resources available in Afghan languages. 

"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel." ~ Socrates
"If your tree brings the fruit of knowledge / it shall bring the sky down to the earth” - Nasir Khusraw (1004 – 1088 AD)
The great aim of education is not knowledge but action. -- Herbert Spencer
Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave. -- Hadith
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ― William Arthur Ward
Asking good questions is half of learning. -- Sufi saying
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well. ― Aristotle
Enlightenment must come little by little-otherwise it would overwhelm. -- Idries Shah
We were scared. But school was where we wanted to be. -- Shabana Basij-Rasikh, Afghan education activist
Seeking knowledge is obligatory upon every Muslim, male and female. -- Hadith
Education is a living treasure for all humankind. ~ Ehsan Ullah, Founder, Kandahar Institute of Modern Studies
I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library. ~ Jorge Luis Borges
A teacher is a candle that burns to enlighten others. ~ Afghan proverb
There is a path to the top of the highest mountain. ~ Afghan proverb
Drop by drop a river is made. ~ Afghan proverb
We should all attempt to acquire as much knowledge as possible in order that we may render our services to society in the manner of the women of early Islam. -- Queen Soraya of Afghanistan, 1926
If you learn even one word more than yesterday, you will be totally a different person.