Coca-Cola Foundation awards grant to Aga Khan Foundation USA for youth empowerment and water stewardship in Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan

Coca-Cola Foundation awards grant to Aga Khan Foundation USA for youth empowerment and water stewardship in Kyrgyzstan and AfghanistanSeptember 5, 2012— The Coca-Cola Foundation—the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company—granted US$200,000 to the Aga Khan Foundation USA, to foster the social and economic development of youth in Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan. With an additional US$50,000 contribution from The Coca-Cola Company, the grants will leverage The Project for Economic Development and Education Opportunities for Youth in Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan by equipping more than 12,000 students, young entrepreneurs, teachers and farmers with entrepreneurial skills and water management practices.

This project will be implemented by two agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network: the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and the University of Central Asia (UCA). The initiative will encourage social entrepreneurship among youth, augment agricultural productivity, and increase access to educational opportunities.

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