Globally, AKDN’s activities in primary and secondary education increase access to high-quality formal and non-formal learning opportunities for almost a million students aged five to 18 each year. AKS, AKF, Aga Khan University (AKU) and the University of Central Asia (UCA) work together to strengthen the quality of countries’ educational systems and offer direct education provision.
To improve students’ academic and non-academic learning outcomes, our work with community-based and government-owned schools addresses:
- issues of access (particularly for girls);
- government capacity development;
- school leadership;
- teacher transformation;
- child-centred learning; and
- community engagement.
AKF works with schools in education improvement programmes to develop sustainable and scalable models that improve holistic learning outcomes; next working with governments and other partners to expand these in more schools.
AKS operates 199 schools and standalone pre-primary centres, and over 100 centres offering non-formal programmes, all open to students from any background. These combine a rigorous academic education with opportunities to develop the skills, pluralistic outlook and values to support societies around the world.
The four Aga Khan Academies in Bangladesh, Kenya, India and Mozambique will form part of a network of selective academies. They recruit students from all backgrounds, providing financial aid as needed to ensure access based on merit. The Academies aim to educate the future leaders of their countries, nurturing in them the skills and knowledge to support positive development in their societies.