We were all once children. We were all once young, full of hope and potential.
- Burkina Faso
- Central Asia
- East Africa
- Kyrgyz Republic
East Africa is facing a growing threat: By 2030, cardiovascular diseases are expected to surpass infectious diseases like malaria and HIV/AIDS as a leading cause of death in the region.
Four years ago, Laya Hoor took a walk through the village of Ghulmet, on the banks of the Hunza River. The craggy peaks of northern Pakistan’s mountain ranges rose around her on all sides, so high that they skimmed the clouds drifting by.
We all have a favourite teacher from when we went to school. They inspired in us a sense of boundless wonder, and motivated us to reach new heights.
For Betty and Acidiri, reading together is about more than quality family time. Acidiri’s teachers encourage all the parents in the community to read with their children – a strong predictor of academic success later in life.
Primary school enrollment in East Africa has improved significantly, but the number of children in class only tells part of the story. For students to get the most out of school, they need a quality education system with well-trained teachers and staff.
Every country needs leaders who are equipped with the tools, knowledge, and confidence to build a better life.
Building strong foundations for children is key to the future of our world. To help children reach their full potential, families need nutritious food, sanitary living conditions, and quality healthcare – right from the start.