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FROM THE START, EDUCATION HAS BEEN A FOCUS

OF OUR WORK TOGETHER WITH OUR SUPPORTERS.

Your generous contributions to the Walk have               What we are doing here is to make sure that both
enabled AKFC to achieve real results through its           boys and girls are given equal opportunity, both in
education programs:                                        the classroom and at home.”

In the past three years, over 340,000 children,          –	 Aminah Kaharebu, Senior Trainer,
teachers, school administrators, parents and                Strengthening Education Systems in East Africa, Uganda
community members in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
benefited from a five-year project to strengthen pre-    Since 2014, AKFC has partnered with World Vision,
primary and primary education systems. Results to date:  Save the Children, and Plan Canada to improve girls’
                                                         and boys’ access to quality schooling across Mali.
QQ 850 community libraries                               AKFC’s interventions in the Mopti region have benefitted
                                                         more than 10,300 children.
QQ 100 early childhood development
   centres of excellence                                 A pilot project created 11 children’s books focused
                                                         on pluralism, and distributed copies to nearly 500
QQ 2,800 parents learned about the importance            educators and parents, providing over 5,000 children
   of reading with their children                        in Bangladesh with engaging stories on diversity
                                                         of age, ability, religion, culture, custom and gender.
QQ 4,000 parents and community members were trained      AKFC’s partners are now exploring how to scale up the
   on improving education quality in their schools       project across other areas of Bangladesh and replicate
                                                         it in other countries.
QQ 2,318 education leaders were trained
   to support and mentor teachers

    USING A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH to improve education for girls and

    women, AKFC and its partners increased enrolments and kept girls in
    school by improving the quality of facilities and teaching, while building
    parent, community, and government support – benefitting some
    175,000 girls in four provinces of Afghanistan.

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