This video is about Aga Khan Foundation’s early childhood and primary education work in Kyrgyzstan. It was shot by BBC, as a contender for the annual “World Challenge” competition. Now in its fourth year, World Challenge is a global competition aimed at finding projects or small businesses from around the world that have shown enterprise and innovation at a grass roots level. The winner will receive a grant of USD $20 000 to put back into their project/business, and two runners up will each receive USD $10 000. This year again nearly 1000 entries came in from all over the world – 3 times more than its inaugural year in 2005.
This is to inform you about work in this disadvantaged area, but also to encourage you to vote for the project that you find the most interesting and worthy of the award. You can watch the video at the link below:
Here is another video of AKF’s ECD work in East Africa, with the Madrasa Resource Centre. These Early Childhood Education Centres give a different view of the common misinterpretation of the word ‘Madrasa’.
http://www.rockhopper.tv/programmes/139/?related=series&id=10# (The one titled “First Steps — Confidence”).
BBC Broadcast Times (GMT)
15-Nov 10:30 / 16:30
16-Nov 13:20 / 21:30
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