Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan
The Aga Khan Education Service Pakistan (AKESP) began its operations in 1946 in the Northern Areas of Pakistan, devoted to improving the access, quality and sustainability of education for all with increased gender equity and active participation of communities. Over the years, programme operations have expanded and AKESP is now running over 300 primary, middle and secondary schools in 11 different regions of the Northern Areas of Pakitsan. More than 27,000 children (over 65% of these girls) are enrolled in these schools.
AKESP is trying to achieve its goals of increased access and sustainability of quality education by focusing on:
- Effective and Replicable models of schools;
- Institutional linkages with the Government;
- Increased community participation;
- Strengthening Community initiatives;
- Increased Female Human Resource Development;
- Networking and partnerships with other institutions;
- Contextual and relevant education;
- Early childhood nurturing and development;
- Engaging with technology;
- Developing human resource and future leadership;
- Strengthening local institutions;
- Non-formal education leading to increased parental support.