Selected Videos on Aga Khan Foundation’s Worldwide Programms on “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty" and “Early Childhood Development”

Aga Khan Foundation’s Michael Kocher and Sheila Manji at Ismaili Centre, London

AKF General Manager Michael Kocher and Early Childhood Development Specialist Sheila Manji speak about the Foundation’s work in “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty” on 26 November 2015 at the Ismaili Centre, London.

Source:The Ismaili

Published on 26 Dec 2015


WEBCAST: Growing Gains – Advancing Early Childhood Development

By the time you finish reading this sentence, a newborn baby’s brain will form thousands of new neural connections. This newborn’s mind and those of the next generation are crucial to the future of our planet, shaping and building what comes next for the global community. With the right support in the early years of life, girls and boys can grow to reach their full developmental potential – learning, innovating, and accomplishing their goals. Studies indicate that every dollar invested in quality early childhood care generates a return of eight dollars over a lifetime.

Yet, an estimated 250 million children younger than five in low and middle income countries are at risk of falling short of their potential. This not only has long-term effects on individuals, but also contributes to the cycle of poverty, inequality, and social exclusion that affects all countries.

On Monday, May 1, 2017 Aga Khan Foundation Canada and the Alliance for Human Development explored how tested approaches to early childhood development can be integrated into global development programming and policy. Growing gains – Advancing Early Childhood Development presented findings from the recent Lancet series on early childhood development, and illuminated how Canada contributes to advancing this field nationally and globally. Join several authors of the Lancet series, other experts, and policymakers for a series of interactive sessions, engaging talks, and stimulating discussion.

Source:Aga Khan Foundation Canada

Published on 9 May 2017


AKDN & AKF in Pakistan: a focus on Early Childhood Development

Source:Aga Khan Foundation UK

Published on 25 Jan 2017


Lamu county, Aga Khan foundation train ECD teachers

The county government of Lamu partnered with the Aga Khan Foundation in an effort to improve the standards of Early Childhood Education in the county. Lamu county governor Issa Timmamy and the Aga Khan foundation’s Chief Executive Officer in charge of East Africa Kevin Moorhead signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will help set up A proper background education for children in the county.

The foundation will be training ECD teachers on how to handle early childhood education. The governor described the partnership as crucial for the county which has had challenges particularly in the early childhood education. The Aga Khan foundation has assisted over 100,000 children through the ECD program in Mombasa and Lamu is their second choice of partnership.

Source:Kenya NTV

Published on 5 Oct 2016


Aga Khan Foundation steps up efforts to improve early childhood development in Uganda

The Aga Khan Foundation has stepped up efforts to improve early childhood development. During a meeting at the Victoria Serena Hotel in Kigo, Nazeem Mohamed, the foundation’s regional chair said that many privately established centres lack professional teachers to handle the children. More than 65,000 children have gone through the Aga Khan early childhood programme.


Published on 13 Jul 2017


Making the Grade: Breaking Down Barriers to Education in East Africa

Source: Aga Khan Foundation Canada

Published on 13 Apr 2015


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