Where We Work

We work in more than a dozen countries in Africa and Asia, promoting innovative, sustainable solutions to critical development challenges. Countries do not exist in isolation from the complexities of their region, and many communities straddle porous borders. For this reason, we take a regional approach to program design, connecting sustainable improvements to quality of life to the development of the region as a whole.

Threads of empowerment: How one woman is supporting economic livelihoods in rural Pakistan

For many women in Pakistan, their participation in the labour force is limited. But thanks to women like Sifat, this is slowly changing.

Dispatch from the field: Moments from Kisumu

Living in Kisumu, I was exposed to community and love in ways I never anticipated. As a Clinical Support Fellow,

Running in the family: Shaping generations of learners in East Africa

From 3-year-old Mariam to 21-year-old Ali, all of Mealii’s children attended their local pre-primary school in rural Kenya.

Beyond the conflict: How education is unlocking hope in Syria

Globally, an estimated 222 million children and youth living in situations affected by conflict do not have access to education

Teeko+ (TTS4)

Duration:  2022-2024 Location:  Pakistan Reach:  86,980 children; 62,721 women and female youth Budget:  $999,104 (GCC: $499,123; AKFC: $499,981) Teeko is

A collage of headshots from the 2023 International Youth Fellows.

Meet the Fellows of 2023

AKFC’s International Youth Fellowship Program is a unique opportunity for young leaders in Canada to bring a global dimension to

Making a buzz about plastic: Meet Patrice in Kenya

Plastic pollution is a pressing global issue, impacting habitats and biodiversity, reducing our planet’s ability to adapt to climate change,

Afghanistan Humanitarian Response Project (AHRP)

Duration: 2023-2024 Location: Afghanistan (Bamyan and Daikundi provinces) Reach: 731 women farmers (5,117 people indirectly reached through increased access to

Preparing for parenthood: Childbirth classes in the Kyrgyz Republic

“I think all couples who are expecting a baby should take these classes.” Bektur lives in Kerben, a rural community