UNESCO equips Afghan police with literacy skills


Three-quarters of the population in Afghanistan has low literacy or none at all, and the national police force is no exception. This is why the UNESCO Kabul Office launched a programme in June 2011 entitled: “Literacy for Empowering Afghan Police - LEAP”.

Funded by the Japanese government, the 20-month initiative aims to provide literacy opportunities to 3,000 Afghan National Police officers in the capital and the provinces.

It is hoped that greater literacy levels among police officers will contribute to bringing peace and security to Afghanistan.

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