ISHK-Hoopoe Books for Afghanistan Program

Please help if you can:
Make a secure donation to this effort – please click here. OR by mailing your check payable to: ISHK/Share Literacy, 1702-L Meridian Avenue #266 San Jose, CA 95125-5586 USA. (On the memo line of your check, please be sure to write: “Books for Afghanistan” plus the name of a specific Afghan project if you wish to specify one.) All donations are tax-deductible in the USA.

The Teaching-Stories published by Hoopoe Books are part of Afghanistan’s rich oral tradition, told there by campfire and candlelight for more than 1,000 years. Selected and written especially for children by the Afghan author and savant, Idries Shah, these universal tales have been commended by Western educators for their ability to foster thinking skills and perception.

Now the ISHK Hoopoe Books for Afghanistan program will ensure that these traditional tales return home in book form as part of an effort to improve Afghan literacy rates. We provide bilingual Dari-Pashto, and English-only paperbacks, audio readings of them, and classroom Teacher Guides, to schools, orphanages and libraries throughout Afghanistan.

Afghan Boy reading
Afghan girl reading

For more information on the Books for Afghanistan program, visit

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