Education for Life


In the mid 1980's, leaders from the poor communities of Mombasa, Kenya requested assistance in improving the overall education of their youth.






  • Education for Life





Study Guide




The goal of this video is to introduce students to Aga Khan Foundation and the work that is being done in Kenya with improving overall education. Also, to show how this work fits in to the United Nation's Millenium Development Goals (MDG) and/or Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).




1. Show the video "Education for Life"


2. Ask students to form small groups to describe the following impressions from the video:

  • What is the Aga Khan Foundation?

  • Why was there a need for preschool?

  • What is the purpose of the workshops for the parents?

  • What are some signs that preschool has been successful?

  • What Millennium Development Goals and/or Sustainable Development Goals does this project relate to?


3. Option for Take-Home Assignment. Using the internet links offered here, find more facts about:

  • Aga Khan Foundation

  • United Nations Millennium Development Goals

  • United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

4. Write 1.5 pages on the results of your research emphasizing the Millennium Development Goals and Sustainable Development Goals context for Aga Khan Foundation's work in Kenya.


5. Group discussion

In groups, first share your short essays and then, asking one person to represent the discussion, make presentations to the class about any or all of the above.
Include suggestions on how students could start an ongoing global justice project or become involved with NGO projects already in existence.