In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better world by 2030. These are the Sustainable Development Goals, and they encompass all aspects of quality of life: ending poverty, protecting the Earth, and ensuring everyone has the chance to live out their full potential.
- Burkina Faso
- Central Asia
- East Africa
- Kyrgyz Republic
Duration: 2012-2018 Location: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Canada, Egypt, Uganda, India, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Tanzania
Rachel Mather was part of the 2016-2017 cohort of the International Youth Fellowship Program. She was placed with First Micro Credit Company in Osh, Kyrgyz Republic.
Emma Bell-Scollan was part of the 2016-2017 cohort of the International Youth Fellowship Program. She was placed with the University
For vulnerable communities in remote, high mountain valleys across Central Asia, lives are changing.
In his rural home in the Kyrgyz Republic, Kurbanaliev Abutalip crouches in front of a makeshift work bench and spreads out his materials: scraps of wood, empty plastic bottles, nails, hammers, screwdrivers, and a saw.