Charmaghz Cultural & Services Organization

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Company Description

Charmaghz was founded in 2018 to instill a joy of reading in Afghan children through mobile libraries.

Based in Kabul and a registered NGO, Charmaghz grew from the dreams of a group of Afghan youth whose

childhoods were scarred by war, and who wanted to secure a peaceful future for the next generation. We

believe that a necessary, first step towards that future is ensuring all children can read, write, and do basic

math—though currently only 7% of primary school age children in Afghanistan are proficient in these

skills. In Farsi, “Charmaghz” means “four brains,” which reflects our mission to expand and fulfill the

potential of Afghan children through literacy.

Charmaghz operates 16 mobile libraries, including five bus libraries, one van library, and ten mobile library

boxes, to welcome children into a safe, supportive, and creative environment. While visiting our libraries,

children are supported to build basic literacy and numeracy skills, but also to engage in art activities.

Since 2018, Charmaghz’s libraries have been visited over half a million times, and more than 46% of

the visitors are girls. On average, our libraries facilitate over 2000 visits from children every day. Six days

a week, the mobile libraries make stops throughout Kabul, and also reach children in formal schools

through our new Library Box project.