OTTS is currently conducting the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) Literacy Program under contract to the US Army, Kabul Regional Contracting Center. OTTS directs the literacy training in fifteen provinces of central and eastern Afghanistan, to include program management and all instructional services. OTTS currently employs over 1,100 Afghan local nationals serving as training managers, master teachers, teachers, and administrative support personnel. In August 2012, OTTS began the third year of this very successful program.
Prior to the ANSF Native Literacy Program, OTTS conducted literacy training to the Afghan National Army, countrywide. The success of this program led to the development of the current literacy program that also encompasses the Afghan National Police.
The OTTS literacy program is known throughout Afghanistan as a very effective and beneficial education program. Leaders within the US Government and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan consistently request that the OTTS program be expanded.
OTTS has a skilled and empowered management organization comprised of education, operations, and military professionals. All OTTS managers have advanced degrees (Masters) in the field of education or management. Three key American managers direct and supervise the literacy program alongside their Afghan counterparts.
The OTTS education staff designed and implemented a literacy curriculum that focuses on accelerated literacy skills attainment, outcomes-based academic achievement, and the concept of lifelong learning. Both the Afghan Ministry of Education and the Education Division of Combined Security Transition Command- Afghanistan (CSTC-A) approved the OTTS literacy program of instruction. The POI was adopted for use, countrywide.
The immediate goal of the program is to raise Afghan soldiers and policemen to a third grade literacy level. At the request of the US and Afghan governments, OTTS also designed an implemented an advanced curriculum for senior officers in the curricular areas of algebra, business management, economics, and basic programming.
OTTS has achieved several significant milestones in the first two years of literacy training:
14,423 literacy graduates in grades 1, 2, or 3.
45,000 ANSF members enrolled in literacy training on a monthly basis.
Simultaneously conducting literacy training for over 900 separate classes on a monthly basis.
Hiring and training an educational staff of over 1,100 Afghan local nationals.
The OTTS literacy program is known throughout Afghanistan as a very effective and beneficial education program. Leaders within the US Government and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan consistently request that the OTTS program be expanded. We are proud to be a part of the educational future of the men and women of Afghanistan.