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
The first 1,000 days of a child’s life, it is said, sets the stage for all future growth.
Duration: 2014-2017 Location: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda Reach: This is a research project with no direct beneficiaries. Budget: $350,000 (AKFC: $150,000; International
Duration: 2012-2018 Location: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Canada, Egypt, Uganda, India, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Madagascar, Mali, Mozambique, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Tanzania
Marc Lombardi was part of the 2016-2017 cohort of the International Youth Fellowship Program. He was placed as a Monitoring and Evaluation Fellow in Aga Khan Foundation Uganda.
There are four tall trophies on Yadah Mouzamin’s desk at Nyai Primary School. They are a dull gold and have masking tape labels, the one I can see reading “U14 Boys 2016 Champions.”
Laura Fortin – a native of Montreal – was an International Youth Fellow in 2015-16. She was placed in Uganda for eight months to support Aga Khan Foundation’s education programming in the region, and still lives there today.
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.