In Asia, the Aga Khan Education Services operates schools in South Asia and Central Asia. The earliest schools were opened in 1905. Today there are over 190 schools in Asia.
AKES operates two model schools in the region, one in Khorog, the capital of Gorno-Badakhshan in Tajikistan, and the other in Osh, in the neighbouring Kyrgyz Republic. AKES' outreach efforts also impact the district schools within Gorno-Badakhshan -- through teacher-training and other school improvement efforts, often in partnership with other AKDN agencies.