McLean, VA — November 20, 2012 – DGC International, via The Zamani Foundation, our charitable arm, is pleased to announce that design drawings are nearly complete to build a library in the Kunar province of Afghanistan. Libraries are very scarce in Afghanistan, with only a few provinces having libraries that are open for public use. The library will be aimed towards young children and adolescents. Afghanistan’s literacy is one of the lowest in the world, according to the CIA World Factbook, with a rate of 28.1%.
The library location is on a main road in Kunar, where it will be accessible to young schoolchildren. The library will sit on roughly an acre of land. The library will contain tables, shelves for books, and an area for a stage to host plays.
DGC International and a close partner will host small charity events throughout the Washington DC area to collect funds for books, schoolbags, materials, and other needed supplies for the library and a local orphanage run by one of Afghanistan’s premier non-profits. The timeline for construction of the library is approximately two months.
“We are honored to build the first library for children in Kunar province,” says Mustafa Zamani, President of DGC International. “The library will provide opportunities for children and young adults to learn to read and write. We hope this library will become a focal point and a pillar of the Kunar community.”
About The Zamani Foundation
The Zamani Foundation is a Non-Profit American based organization committed to providing shelter, tools of education and teaching trade skills opportunities to children across the world in indigent communities of the most underprivileged countries ravaged by poverty and civil war. Please visit www.thezamanifoundation.org for more information.