During the 2022 Doha Forum, the Aga Khan Foundation and Education Above All Foundation signed a new USD $50 million partnership to help hundreds of thousands of out-of-school children to access quality education in some of the most challenging contexts, including Afghanistan, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Pakistan, and Mozambique.
The new five-year partnership which runs from 2022 to 2026 leverages investment in some of AKF’s existing education programmes being implemented in partnership with the Governments of the United Kingdom, Canada, the United States as well as the European Commission, UNICEF and several other private foundations. The partnership will also work with AKF’s flagship education programme – Schools2030 – which supports 1000 government schools across 10 countries to advance teacher-driven innovations to improve holistic learning outcomes. Together these programmes work to address multi-sector factors preventing children from accessing quality learning.
AKF’s General Manager, Michael Kocher, was in Doha to sign the new agreement together with Faha al-Sulaiti, CEO of EAA as well as Dr Matt Reed, AKF’s Global Director of Institutional Partnerships, Dr Andrew Cunningham, AKF’s Global Education Lead and Nafisa Shekhova, AKF’s Global Education and ECD Lead.
We look forward to sharing updates about the impact of this exciting new partnership in due course.
Learn more about EAA here: https://educationaboveall.org/
This article was first published on the Aga Khan Foundation UK website on 31 March 2022