About the Darakht-e Danesh Library

img_7002.jpgWhat is the Darakht-e Danesh Library?

'Darakht-e danesh' means "knowledge tree" in Dari, one of the official languages of Afghanistan. The Darakht-e Danesh Library is a growing repository of open educational resources including lesson plans, pedagogical tools, exercises, experiments, reading texts, work books, curricula and other resources for learning and teaching. Our materials cover all levels of education, from early childhood education, basic education, higher education, professional development and continuing education.

These resources can be freely accessed by registered users, and we encourage users to add to the repository by uploading their own resources and expand this collection for the benefit of others The OER movement is fundamentally about sharing: please use the resources in the Library, but also considering contributing some of your own resources: it's easy to add documents to the Library, with the Submit a Resource feature. 

How is the Darakht-e Danesh Library Used?

  • Read or download materials for self study

  • Find material to help you teach others

  • Find lesson plans, or compile our material to create your own

  • Print materials, like posters, maps or diagrams, for classroom display

  • Download reading material

  • Watch educational videos and recorded lessons

  • Listen to audiobooks

  • View children’s storybooks

Why is an online library needed?

The Darakht-e Danesh Library aims to increase access to quality resources for all Afghans, to support teachers to consult a wide variety of resources in their practice, to use these tools to adapt their own, and to share their own resources with others through this open-source collection. We believe that digitalization can make more out of less and nurtures independent learning.

What about people who don’t have Internet?

That’s what DDL Lite is for! DDL Lite is the offline version of the Darakht-e Danesh Library. The entire library can be installed into a computer lab of any size from a single computer station to a large lab, and run off a local area network (LAN). This means users in locations without an Internet connection can still use the library. Our team helps make sure that DDL Lite installations are periodically updated so offline users can access the latest new resources in the library. Please contact us if you would like to discuss bringing DDL Lite to your institution.