Healthy Mothers and Children: The Heart of Communities

A healthy body and mind are fundamental to a good quality of life. In Canada, we have the building blocks of good health: nutritious food, clean water, sanitary living conditions, and access to medical care.

Bangladesh’s children hold the future in their hands

AKFC works with partners in Bangladesh to improve access to quality early childhood care in some of the country’s most vulnerable communities.

25 years of transforming lives, one young Canadian at a time

In 2015, our 25th cohort of fellows returned from their eight months abroad.

Caring connections: the power of eHealth

When Mavjuda required an ear exam, she paid a visit to Dr. Akmal Abdulmajidov in the small town of Khorog, Tajikistan.

Girls’ Education: Investing in Afghanistan’s Future

Every country needs leaders who are equipped with the tools, knowledge, and confidence to build a solid foundation for development.

Meet Nairobi’s Rabbit King: Urban farming in East Africa

This is not your typical African safari.

How a Glass of Water Can Be Deadly

March 22 marks World Water Day. Most Canadians use water every day without thinking twice: to quench thirst, prepare meals, and bathe. But in the developing world – where clean, safe water can be scarce – these simple daily routines put lives at risk.

Communities Reading Together for Children

It might look like a plain white metal cabinet. But for children living in this rural village in Kenya, it is a window to the world.

Meet the woman taking on one of Afghanistan’s deadliest killers

Suicide attacks, earthquakes, and assaults on girls in school dominate international news from Afghanistan. But there is a greater danger to life, rarely mentioned in the headlines: pregnancy.