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  • AKF seeks to increase the capacity of existing kindergartens and to provide affordable, quality and culturally-sensitive curricula for children age three to six.
    AKDN
  • The introduction of shift systems, satellite kindergartens, and jailoo (pasture) kindergartens by AKF has increased access to ECD in Osh and Naryn districts to 17% percent above the national average.
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  • AKF has published over 55 children’s books in Kyrgyz, Uzbek, and Russian languages. A television talk show, Read Together, is based on the content of the children’s books. The television show is broadcast daily and weekly on national public television, reaching an audience of 1.1 million viewers.
    AKDN
  • UCA's mountain surroundings offer unique learning landscapes.
    AKDN / Gary Otte
  • AKF’s ECD programme supports 138 kindergartens in remote, mountainous communities of Osh, Batken, Jalalabad, Naryn and Chui oblasts.
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Education

Recognising that investment in high quality education is the best way to prepare for change, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) invests in education to build human resources while fostering innovation and leadership in transitioning economies and communities within mountainous regions. In the Kyrgyz Republic, AKDN is strengthening the quality of -- and providing greater access to -- the spectrum of education including pre-primary, primary, secondary, university and adult education, led by the University of Central Asia (UCA).