Civic Education and Public Awareness through Media

The “Civic Education and Public Awareness through Media” project was a three years project (May 2006 to April 2009) funded by OXFAM-NOVIB and implemented by ACSFo. The aim of the project was to create a well-informed and proactive citizenship particularly in rural areas where information and access to information is limited.

 

Covered provinces:

 

Badakhshan, Kunar, Laghman, Nangarhar, Khost, Paktia, Logar, Ghazni, Kandahar, Daikondi, Wardak, Parwan, Kapisa, Kabul, Panjshir, Baghlan, Bamyan, Samangan, Kundoz, Balkh, Jowzjan, Sar-e-pul, Faryab, Herat and Takhar.

 

The project proved effective in terms of the expansion of the civil society network in the provinces.

 

Accomplishments:

 

  1. Equipping the Resource Centre Library to home around 2500 books.
  2. Establishing Afghanistan Study Section within RC library for the youth and students in particular.
  3. Providing membership cards of the Resource Centre Library and Internet Access Centre to more than 655 (114 female) individuals.
  4. Eleven seminars conducted in which afghan academicians and intellectuals delivered scholarly lectures on liberalism, civil society concept in the course of history, civil society and Islamic scholars, civil society and democracy, liberalism, The role of media in Afghanistan, Latest theories of Media, Economic System for Afghanistan, Ways to find peaceful means to Afghanistan crisis, developing policies and way of its implementation in Afghanistan, mines in Afghanistan and private investment and Do No Harm.
  5. Identification of 54 civil society entities in 17 provinces and their inclusion in the ACSFo network in order to enhance the civil society network.
  6. Development of 10 training manuals (5 Dari and 5 Pashto) on citizenry rights, women rights, constitution, parliament and democracy.
  7. Empowering a cadre of 33 trainers (5 female and 27 male) in Kabul and provinces.
  8. Implementation of 164 training programs with participation of 4105 (2860 female and 1245 male) covering all regions.
  9. Establishment of the Internet Access Centre. The facility benefited a total of 5583 (499 female and 5084 male) who visited the internet access Centre.  An average of 7 persons per day.
  10. More than 3800 different (articles, reports, book reviews, poems, stories, laws, resolutions, constitutions, codes of conduct, biographies, profiles, pictures of events and conferences) were made available to users at www.acsf.af. An average of 200,000 visitors.
  11. Installation and maintaining of 250 information boxes in 227 schools, 10 Universities and higher education institutions in 22 provinces.
  12. Publication of 33 editions of ACSFo Civil Society monthly magazine (Jamea-e-Madani) containing different civil society topics.
  13. Distribution of the Jamea-e Madani magazine in 180,000 copies across the country, using the established network of ACSFo.
  14. Broadcasting a total of 144 Radio programs twice a week in 5 province of Afghanistan, on civic education with a duration of 15-20 minutes.
  15.  Three press conferences held regarding the celebration of International Peace Day and the life-threatening heavy snow falls in the country.
  16. 5 books were published on different civic education topics
  17. Three Advocacy Committees were established in Herat, Jalal Abad and Gardez.

 

 

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