The world’s 1.1 billion girls are a source of power, energy and creativity. When they have access to the right institutions and environments to learn and grow, girls can unlock new opportunities for themselves and their communities.
Pamir Energy and the future of clean electricity in Central Asia
Daler Jumaev, General Director of Tajikistan’s Pamir Energy (part of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development), spoke at the World Hydropower Congress 2019 in Paris about bringing clean and affordable energy to Tajikistan and neighbouring Afghanistan.
Anora’s story: Young people gaining access to financial services in Tajikistan
In early 2019, Anora gathered with other participants of her village’s mahalla committee, a form of village-level governance, to establish a community-based savings group. She is now studying to teach English and attends school part-time with support from her CBSG. She took out a loan to continue her studies at the University of Bokhtar, with plans to graduate in two years.
Favziya Shonazmieva: Modernising preschool options in rural Tajikistan
“What makes SPCE a unique school, is that it does not leave you halfway,” said Favziya. “As an SPCE graduate, the School always informs us about different networking opportunities, where we are introduced to start-ups and business leaders, who share their difficulties and secrets to success.”
Mittal Vasava: Connecting rural youth to 21st-century jobs in India
When Mittal's parents asked around about the job classes at Yuva Junction, an innovative training programme preparing rural youth for 21st-century careers, they heard the programme had a solid track record – including eight years of training young people and placing two-thirds of them in meaningful jobs.