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Annual Report 2016

This report presents some key successes from 2016 including:

  • The new Bamyan Provincial Hospital, a project supported by Canada, France and the Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), was completed and all services were shifted from the old site to the new premises.
  • The Afghan government National Solidarity Programme projects, implemented since 2003, were completed. Through this programme AKF piloted innovations such as social audits, conflict resolution training and gender mainstreaming training, which have been scaled up by the new national Citizen’s Charter programme.
  • The Steps Towards Afghan Girls’ Education Success (STAGES) project, an AKF-led consortium supported by the United Kingdom, entered its final year. STAGES directly educated 24,000 girls and 11,000 boys through early childhood development, community-based education and advanced learning programme classes. It also improved the learning environment of 112,000 girls and 99,000 boys through government school interventions, and trained 5,000 community and government school teachers in up-to-date, learner-centred, gender-equitable teaching methodologies. In 2017, STAGES II will continue where STAGES left off.