Nancy Hatch Dupree and the staff of ACKU and ABLE create a new library at Humayan Shahid School, Dasht-e Barchi, about one hour from central Kabul. This is the first time the 8,000 students at this school have had a library.
U.S. Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, honors Nancy Hatch Dupree at an event sponsored by the Congressional US-Afghan Caucus and the Afghan American Chamber of Commerce.
ACKU helps rebuild Afghanistan.
Nancy Dupree visits the Afghanistan Election Commission and brings representatives ABLE-published books on democracy. (make a donation)
Nancy Hatch Dupree and the ACKU staff visit the provincial council in Parwin Province to speak with local officials about the pilot ACKU library program. At the moment the council does not have a copy of the Afghan constitution or any relevant books or materials to assist in governing the local population. The Parwin provincial council will be the first council in Afghanistan to have a library.
ACKU library consultant, Royce Wiles talks about the challenges of creating a library in Afghanistan
ACKU architect Sebastian May gives a tour of the site for the new library and research cente.