Aga Khan Foundation
The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), alongside its sister AKDN agencies, has implemented innovative, community-driven solutions to development challenges for more than 45 years. It focusses on a small number of specific development problems by forming intellectual and financial partnerships with organisations sharing its objectives. With a small staff, a host of cooperating agencies and thousands of volunteers, the Foundation reaches out to vulnerable populations, irrespective of their race, religion, ethnicity or gender. More
Areas of Activity
AKF’s activities in early childhood development provide 750,000 children aged 0-8 with quality learning opportunities, at costs which are affordable for families and governments.
In the Sofia region of Madagascar, rice yields have on average tripled in AKDN programme areas, enabling farmers to store enough food to carry their families through the “hungry” season.
AKF’s social inclusion programmes in Portugal help more than 8,000 people address challenges commonly faced by poor immigrant communities.