Son Kul, a lake at the centre of an enormous plateau atop the Tien Shan mountain range in Kyrgyzstan. Thousands of horses, sheep, cows, yak and camel graze here. They belong to the semi-nomadic communities who bring them here during the summer months. Yurts provide shelter, a place to cook, eat and sleep. Recognising the continued importance of these nomadic traditions, the Aga Khan Foundation works with communities like these to improve access to education through the creation of mobile libraries and kindergartens in yurts.
AKDN / Christopher Wilton-Steer