ELM is a registered Non-Governmental, voluntary and non-profit organisation in the UK and Afghanistan.
Given the four decades of war and conflict in the country, education has been one of the most affected areas in Afghanistan. Despite the efforts of the Afghan government and international community since 2001, the adult female literacy rate remains only 17%, with a high variation from the urban to the rural areas (UNESCO, 2016). The main causes for the low rate of female education include the impact of a six years rule of the Taleban, who banned all forms of formal education for girls, and the traditional belief “External knowledge spoils girls” in some rural areas.

Our Vision

A society where all sections of the community can access, afford and enjoy education without any form of discrimination.

Our Mission

To motivate communities to become more aspired in improving their lives through increased educational opportunity.