Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE)

@UNESCO/Mohammad Amin Sadiqi

The Literacy Initiative for Empowerment (LIFE) has been designed as a global strategic framework through which national governments, NGOs, civil society, private sector, UN agencies, bilateral and multilateral agencies collectively revitalize and accelerate literacy efforts in the countries where illiteracy poses a critical challenge.

LIFE was officially adopted in Afghanistan in 2007 as the national literacy framework which offers a platform for all the literacy stakeholders to plan and implement their respective activities in a harmonized manner and collectively achieve the literacy goals set in the National Education Strategic Plan (NESP) ANDS, and the EFA goals, through the empowerment of illiterate population, especially women and out-of-school girls and their families in underserved rural areas.

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