Have you heard of Giving Tuesday? It’s a growing international movement to inspire personal philanthropy and service. With your support we raised nearly $150,000 for our 2014 #GivingTuesday campaign, with $30,000 raised on the day itself! We are inspired by your generosity and in awe of your compassion. Together, we are making an impact on thousands of communities, and local leaders like Burulai, Zainab, Fatima, Schafer, Asel, Maryum, and Simplice to help people break the cycle of poverty and become self-reliant. Thank YOU for making a world of difference to so many struggling to improve their lives!
To celebrate International Women's Day 2015, on March 8th, the Aga Khan Foundation will launch a campaign to spotlight "Women Who Make It Happen." Similar to the past two years, we will celebrate women who are deeply committed to the work of the Aga Khan Development Network and ending poverty. This time, we will share the in-depth story of one Afghan woman who faced great obstacles to make a difference in three compelling parts. Stay tuned for her story!
This Earth Day, we want to highlight one of the most unique aspects of the Aga Khan Development Network's approach to bridging the gap between improving the environment and alleviating poverty. The Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC)'s Historic Cities program promotes the restoration and rehabilitation of historic structures and public spaces in ways that can spur social, economic and cultural development. Individual projects go beyond mere technical restoration to address the questions of the social and environmental context, adaptive re-use, institutional sustainability and training.
Focus area: Education
One third of all children around the world - and half of Africa’s children - do not complete five years of primary school. Early childhood development programs focus on children from before birth to the age of eight years. The Foundation's programs address health and nutrition and aim to ensure that children get a good start in life. They offer opportunities for enjoyable learning and promote a sense of identity and self-worth.