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  • Since 2008, AKDN has worked to improve education for girls and women in 24 districts in four provinces. Using a collaborative “whole school improvement” approach, AKDN and its partners increased enrolments and kept girls in school by improving the quality of facilities and teaching.
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  • In 2017, the University of Central Asia’s (UCA) School of Professional and Continuing Education recognised 629 learners across six Satellite Learning Centres (SLC) in Darwaz, Ishkashim, Shughnan, Faizabad and Zebak, Afghanistan.
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  • In 2008, in partnership with the Governments of Afghanistan and Canada, AKF started the Girls’ Education Support Programme (GESP) in several remote provinces of Afghanistan: Badakhshan, Bamyan, Baghlan and Parwan.
    AKDN / Kapila Productions
  • In 2008, in partnership with the Governments of Afghanistan and Canada, AKF started the Girls’ Education Support Programme (GESP) in several remote provinces of Afghanistan: Badakhshan, Bamyan, Baghlan and Parwan.
    AKDN / Kapila Productions
  • In 2008, in partnership with the Governments of Afghanistan and Canada, AKF started the Girls’ Education Support Programme (GESP) in several remote provinces of Afghanistan: Badakhshan, Bamyan, Baghlan and Parwan.
    AKDN / Kapila Productions
Education

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is engaged at all levels of education, from pre-primary through to university.  Attention to quality is central, and learning achievement is improving significantly.  More than 240,000 students and 7,000 teachers benefit from these education activities. 

The Network works with 216 government schools, close to 230 early childhood development centres and over 500 community-based education classes.  It supports the Ministry of Education’s National Education Strategic Plan, paying special attention to female pupils and teachers.  In 2009, for example, only 17 percent of students graduating from AKDN-supported high schools were girls. Today, 45 percent are girls (Read GESP brief and see GESP film  and STAGES video).  Investments in female teacher education are also paying off.  Women now make up 37 percent of school teaching staff, up from 27 percent in 2012 (See Bamyan Teachers’ College video).