Education

The challenge: A strong education system channels energy and brainpower towards a better future. But around the world, more than 260 million children are out of school, and 15 million girls will never enter a classroom in their life. Half of the world’s children and adolescents do not meet the minimum standards in reading and math, and of the world’s 123 million illiterate youth, 62 percent are girls. These gaps in education translate to a world where people of all ages are left out of opportunity, and do not reach their full potential as adults.

Our solution: From preschool programs to advanced education for adults, our investments train teachers and administrators, and improve classrooms and schools, with a focus on dismantling the barriers to education for women and girls.  We support policy and research to develop and scale affordable, innovative solutions that raise the quality and accessibility of public school systems for the most marginalized children worldwide.

In A Heartbeat: Finding Her Voice

“We don’t need to prove that women are strong. Women are already strong. Our mission is to change the perception

In A Heartbeat: Reporting for Duty

“Since I was seven, that was my dream. To become a nurse. I had a grandfather who was also a

Higher education and COVID-19: How Aga Khan University has risen to the challenge

“Among the founding principles that were set out by the Chancellor, was that AKU…should be able to serve [the] populations in which

Building partnerships through a pandemic

In many ways, the COVID-19 pandemic is a shared global experience. For students, the pandemic continues to disrupt their educational

Supporting early learners in challenging circumstances

Over the past months, we’ve learned that COVID-19 is more than a health crisis. The pandemic has disrupted our regular

Back-to-school, but not back to normal: Lessons from our field programs

By Tracey Evans, Program Manager, Education
Educators, parents, and policymakers around the world have grappled with a common question for months: how to keep children safe while learning?

The world we want

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), sometimes called the Global Goals, are a worldwide movement to break the cycle of poverty

The chain school

Can we teach the same way we make Big Macs?

Sowing the seeds of potential: Women

While program has transformed lives in the classroom, it has lifted up women in the community as well.