Thanks to her stellar grades, Batula was awarded a scholarship for secondary school studies from the Merti Integrated Development Program (MIDP), a local NGO. With support from Yetu Initiative, a partnership between the Aga Khan Foundation and USAID, MIDP has grown deeper roots locally and young women like Batula are leading their communities towards a brighter future.
Cinzia Torriani: An environmentalist at Aga Khan Academy
Onno Ruhl is the first General Manager of the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH), which was created in 2016 to address the increasing threat posed by natural disasters and climate change. The agency works to ensure that communities are as safe as possible from the effects of natural disasters, that residents who live in high-risk areas are able to cope in terms of preparedness and response, and that they have access to social and financial services that lead to greater opportunity and a better quality of life.
Khushi Kumari: Cleaner neighbourhoods with DIY composting in India
Khushi Kumari first learned about composting through a book that belonged to her daughter. But she never thought it would be a practice that she would take up. With technical support from the Aga Khan Foundation, Khushi now not only produces compost right from her terrace garden but she has gained a new title: the “Community Cleanliness Champion”. She hopes this will motivate her neighbours to practice efficient waste management at home.
A message from Aswan’s young entrepreneurs for World Environment Day
The Aswan Skills Development Programme is making the economic opportunities more accessible to youth in Egypt. In partnership with Seneca College in Toronto, the programme is strengthening the quality and range of training, support programmes and employment services available to young women and men in the region.