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HERE’S SOME OF WHAT WE’VE LEARNED:

    Access to education is not   Learning starts                        Children living in poverty
enough; we must also strengthen
                                 AT HOME                             MUST OVERCOME
   THE QUALITY
                                                                     multiple barriers to education

GIRLS & WOMEN                    LIFELONG LEARNING                     2 MILLION +

face the greatest challenges     is key to fostering strong leaders   students benefit from AKDN
   in accessing education               and engaged citizens         education programs each year,

                                                                        in many instances thanks
                                                                           to Canadian support.

HOW DO OUR PROGRAMS IMPROVE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL?

For education to help break the cycle of poverty, we work  Some projects include building or upgrading education
on many fronts at the same time, with approaches that      facilities. Others focus on breaking down barriers to
look at the complete system of education.                  education for girls and women, and for marginalized groups.

AKFC programs invest in education systems across           Our initiatives seek to increase parental
the spectrum of learning – from early childhood to         and community involvement in the planning and
primary, secondary, and advanced education. We             administration of schools. We work in partnership with
work within public schools and with government             governments, Canadian and global education experts,
colleges to strengthen teacher training and student        teachers and school administrators, parents, and
curricula – drawing on world class education institutions  community organizations.
within the AKDN for expertise and resources.

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