Equipping girls, boys, and young adults with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values to help them interact effectively with the world and contribute to society
Worldwide, 600 million children and teenagers fail to reach basic levels of learning proficiency. Nearly half of them remain out of school. However, even those in school are not being prepared to succeed in or contribute to society. Among illiterate youth, nearly two out of three are girls – a fact that has remained largely unchanged for the last 20 years.
As one of the Aga Khan Development Network’s leading agencies in education, the Aga Khan Foundation works to strengthen education systems to equip girls and boys with the knowledge and skills to help them interact effectively with the world and contribute to a pluralist society.
To do so, AKF works in partnership with governments, the private sector, civil society, academic institutions, school leaders, teachers, parents, communities, and students to develop and scale affordable, innovative solutions that raise the quality and accessibility of public education systems for the most marginalized children worldwide.
Enhanced learning outcomes
learners benefitted from AKF’s education improvement programs—48% of them female
schools benefitted from AKF’s education improvement programs
teachers benefitted from AKF’s education improvement programs—41% of them female