Alumna receives award for her educational work in Afghanistan

Freshta Karim (MPP 2016) was awarded the Max-Hermann-Preis 2019 for her work as founder and director of the mobile library Charmaghz in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Max-Hermann-Preis is a German library prize awarded by the Association of Friends of the State Library of Berlin in commemoration of the Berlin theatre scholar Max Herrmann, who was deported to Theresienstadt in 1942 by the Nazis. The prize aims to honour people 'who have made a special contribution to the library system and the Berlin State Library'. Freshta and her team at Charmaghz are helping to bring the joy of reading to hundreds of children around Kabul city, awakening their curiosity and helping them build vital critical thinking skills.