Literacy and Community Empowerment Program (LCEP) is an integrated community development initiative that includes components in literacy, capacity building for income generation, and local governance in Afghanistan. Within the literacy component of LCEP, EDC is responsible for two interrelated subcomponents: the establishment and ongoing development of a Women’s Teacher Training Institute in Kabul and the implementation of the Afghan Literacy Initiative. The Afghan Literacy Initiative targets 65 percent of all young females in Afghanistan, includes young men and older boys, and provides access to literacy and life skills in remote areas of the country. Other LCEP components focusing on local governance, enterprise skills development, and the development of locally owned community centers help ensure that rural women and girls are able to participate in, accelerate, and retain literacy, numeracy, and life skills development.
[This project is inactive but is presented here for archival purposes.]
Directors: Cornelia Janke , Ronald C. Israel
Funder: U.S. Agency for International Development