We are thrilled to launch #humansoftheworld, tales we can both relate to and marvel at. In this series, we share stories of appreciation, self-reliance, and strength from across the Aga Khan Development Network, with a focus on our work in Africa and Asia.

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Two women walk up the stairs to the Yuva Junction job training center

Youth unemployment—particularly among rural youth—is a hot political issue in India, where more than 56 percent of secondary school students in India lack basic...

Girl smiles as she sits on a scooter

For over 50 years, the Aga Khan Foundation has invested in communities across Africa and Asia to break the cycle of poverty and create...

AKDN agencies are all working together to help to continue our programmes to improve quality of life during these difficult times. Above: researchers working at the Aga Khan University in Pakistan.

In just a few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe affecting every aspect of our lives. In these unprecedented times, the Aga...

Nestled in the remote mountains of northern Pakistan, Chipurson Valley has a total population of 4,000 people. Through the School Improvement Program (SIP), the...

For people living in poor, remote areas, access to formal financial institutions to borrow or save money is considered a luxury. Yet families in...

In Chitral, the farthest most district of the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in northern Pakistan, a sea change of transformational teaching and learning is...

“More important than speed, economic growth that is inclusive is crucial for a healthy and stable society.” In Central Asia, Aga Khan Foundation USA...

Dilangez, Fashion Designer

Dilangez grew up in a family of six in a small village in Tajikistan. From a young age, she was passionate about design. Her...

Sara is seven years old and lives in one of the world’s most remote areas—in northern Afghanistan. She dreams of becoming a doctor. But...

In every country, every city, and every village around the world, we find strong, compassionate, and loving dads who are the heroes in their...