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Promoting Literacy in Communities | Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

By Rufo Roba for Kenya Broadcasting Corporation. Published October 19, 2015. 25% of Kitui’s populace has no formal education, this according to excerpts captured in Kitui County’s integrated development plan. The trend is attributed to low literacy levels recorded due to high school dropout rates, inadequate education facilities, inadequate staff, low enrollment and low transition rates. This in turn affects their ability to read and … Continue reading Promoting Literacy in Communities | Kenya Broadcasting Corporation

Clements GSA students WALK to end global poverty | Fort Bend Southwest Star Newspaper

Embassy of the United States in Kenya: Aga Khan Foundation & US Government Launch Partnership

NAIROBI, KENYA, DECEMBER 11, 2014 – The Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a partnership  agreement in Nairobi to support a four-year activity called the Yetu Initiative. Designed to empower Kenyan civil society organizations, the $6 million program will help Kenyan communities and civil society organizations jointly tackle the country’s most pressing challenges. “Yetu,” which … Continue reading Embassy of the United States in Kenya: Aga Khan Foundation & US Government Launch Partnership

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Synergy | Clinton Global Initiative and Aga Khan Development Network

Synergies exponentially multiply results and bring significant impact to the beneficiaries – Clinton Global Initiative and Aga Khan Development Network together with several other partners have joined forces to solve pressing global challenges. Ismailimail shares a few examples for our readers. Click the links to learn more. President Clinton Opened 2013 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting Emphasizing “Mobilizing for Impact” Partners: The Aquaya Institute; Aga Khan Development Network … Continue reading Synergy | Clinton Global Initiative and Aga Khan Development Network

Children in Tajikistan: Reading Their Way Out of Poverty

Children in Tajikistan: Reading Their Way Out of Poverty

Children in Tajikistan: Reading Their Way Out of PovertyBy Kathy Sweeney – Amida Taqieva lives with her children—4-year-old Elvira and 2-year-old Safarmamad—in the tiny and remote village of Deh, Tajikistan. Until two years ago, only outdated, broken down textbooks in Russian were available in the school library, the only library in the village. In Tajikistan, books in Russian don’t serve much purpose for most children, who learn Tajik before Russian. During the long winter months, there is no electricity to power televisions, radios, computers, or even a light to read by. Without power, in a village without quality books in a language most children can easily understand, winter evenings are dark, cold and dull.

[…] In 2012, USAID established the Reading for Children project in partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation to support pre-primary literacy in Tajikistan. Pre-primary literacy is considered a critical building block for success during subsequent stages of schooling, and a critical step to ending extreme poverty.

The importance of reading to children is taking center stage in Tajikistan, giving rise to more libraries, trained librarians and actively involved parents.

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Gojal, Hunza Nagar: Gojal Rural Support Organization (GRSO) to Preserve Wildlife with the help of USAID

Gojal, Hunza Nagar: Gojal Rural Support Organization (GRSO) to Preserve Wildlife with the help of USAID

Gojal, Hunza Nagar: Gojal Rural Support Organization (GRSO) to Preserve Wildlife with the help of USAIDSost-Gojal, August 06: To preserve wildlife and protect the ecology at Khunjerav National Park, in the far north of Pakistan, the U.S. Ambassador’s Fund Program awarded a grant worth USD 94,354 in Feb 2014 to Gojal Rural Support Organization. GRSO will use the funds to build a micro hydro power station that will benefit the village of Gircha, and plant trees at Seer and Ghilbishi, a forest reserve.

Khunjerav National Park is located in Gojal, near the borders of China and Afghanistan. Gojal is the largest tehsil of District Hunza Nagar, Gilgit-Baltistan. There is a buffer zone between the national park and various settlements in the area.

The forest department has recognized the area of upper Gojal as a community conservation area.

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Lamu’s Education for Marginalized Children in Kenya Reading Competition

Lamu’s Education for Marginalized Children in Kenya Reading Competition

USAID in partnership with Aga Khan Foundation.
Lamu’s Education for Marginalized Children in Kenya Reading Competition
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Aga Khan Foundation USA to participate in Global Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition

Aga Khan Foundation USA to participate in Global Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition

InterAction, USAID Sign Landmark Agreement on Global Food Security WASHINGTON, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In a major effort to accelerate progress in the global fight against hunger and malnutrition, NGO alliance InterAction and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have forged a first-of-its-kind agreement designed to leverage the unique assets of NGOs for greater impact. via InterAction, USAID Sign Landmark Agreement on Global Food … Continue reading Aga Khan Foundation USA to participate in Global Fight Against Hunger and Malnutrition

Civilian Aid is in Jeopardy in Afghanistan

Civilian Aid is in Jeopardy in Afghanistan

ARGUMENT: Let Me Down Easy It’s bad enough the United States is slashing military aid to Afghanistan. Don’t shut off the civilian aid spigot, too. BY ANJA MANUEL, JUSTINE ISOLA APRIL 4, 2014 […] Aga Khan Development Network has been a leader in this area, helping to launch the successful telecom company Roshan in 2003, which has since become Afghanistan’s largest taxpayer. Most importantly, if … Continue reading Civilian Aid is in Jeopardy in Afghanistan

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Central Asia: Trying to Give Social Entrepreneurship a Boost | EurasiaNet.org

A non-profit alliance co-founded by organizations including the Agha Khan Foundation, USAID and Ashoka, is aiming to promote social entrepreneurship in Central Asia. On February 11, the Alliance for Social Entrepreneurship presented its initial report, “Mapping Social Entrepreneurship in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan,” in New York. A second presentation, featuring the report’s author, Myrza Karimov, will take place February 12  in Washington, DC. “There is no … Continue reading Central Asia: Trying to Give Social Entrepreneurship a Boost | EurasiaNet.org

Early childhood education system not yet introduced in Sindh

Early childhood education system not yet introduced in Sindh

via thenews.com.pk – The early childhood education system has still not been introduced in the schools of Sindh although its syllabus has been approved by the government. The early childhood programme is facing lots of difficulties because concrete steps have not been taken to implement it in the primary schools of the province. The programme entitled ‘Releasing Confidence & Creativity (RCC) – Building’ and aimed … Continue reading Early childhood education system not yet introduced in Sindh

Om Habibeh Foundation: Nurses in Upper Egypt improve care for special needs patients

Om Habibeh Foundation: Nurses in Upper Egypt improve care for special needs patients

The Improving the Performance of Nurses in Upper Egypt project is an Associate Award under the Leadership, Management and Sustainability (LMS) Program, and is a partnership between MSH and the Nursing Program of the Om Habibeh Foundation, an affiliate of the Aga Khan Foundation. The project is funded by USAID/Egypt. In many developing countries where resources are scarce, patients must struggle to get their health … Continue reading Om Habibeh Foundation: Nurses in Upper Egypt improve care for special needs patients

Second Steering Committee Meeting of the Global Development Alliance for Multi-Input Area Development held in Afghanistan

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN, NOVEMBER 7, 2013. On Thursday, senior representatives of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Afghanistan gathered for the second Steering Committee meeting for the Multi-Input Area Development Global Development Alliance (MIAD GDA). The MIAD GDA, launched in March, is an innovative partnership between the AKDN and USAID to help improve the quality of … Continue reading Second Steering Committee Meeting of the Global Development Alliance for Multi-Input Area Development held in Afghanistan

Kum Canal: Kyrgyzstan Mountain Societies Development Support Programme, an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation

Kum Canal: Kyrgyzstan Mountain Societies Development Support Programme, an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation

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Aga Khan University’s E-clinics bring hope to poor people of rural Sindh in Pakistan

Aga Khan University's E-clinics bring hope to poor people of rural Sindh in Pakistanvia thenews.com.pk / In an e-clinic in Mithi, the district headquarters of Tharparkar, bordering the great desert of Rajasthan, works Janta, 21, and his brother, Mukesh, 26. The e-clinic is connected with the Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, through computers and online doctors at the hospital diagnose patients. Continue reading “Aga Khan University’s E-clinics bring hope to poor people of rural Sindh in Pakistan”