The Norwegian Afghanistan Committee is implementing the project in Jurm, Warduj, Darayim, Kohistan, Raghistan, Yawan and Yaftal-i-Payaan districts of Badakhshan.
Officials across many of Afghanistan's roughly 120 private universities have reported a significant drop in students after the fall of the previous government, with many institutions nearing collapse.
Two booksellers are selling books at reduced prices on a sidewalk in Herat city to encourage reading among young Afghans while schools are closed to female students.
Sotoda Forotan's speech urging officials to reopen secondary schools and universities for girls prompted The Financial Times to include her on its list of the 25 most influential women of 2021.
Funding from a US organisation will keep the school for Afghan refugee children open for another year. The Dushanbe school educates more than 450 pupils from kindergarten to 11th grade.
Human rights advocate and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai called on the US and the UN to give stronger support to Afghan women and girls in a trip to Washington.
Hundreds of children have in recent years made use of the mobile libraries daily as they crisscrossed Kabul, as many schools lack their own library.
Malala Yousafzai and a number of Afghan women's rights activists in an open letter urged the Taliban to 'reverse the de facto ban on girls' education and re-open girls' secondary schools'.
'We hope Afghan girls and women can pursue their education and be able to achieve their dreams,' said Nahid Rahimi, a member of the robotics team, amid the Taliban's crackdown on females.
Some members of the team, described as 'a source of inspiration' by US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, will attend schools or pre-university programmes at Qatar's Education City.