Hundreds of thousands of lives were changed for the better
In 2020 , hundreds of thousands of lives were changed for the better . Your unwavering support allowed us to pivot quickly when the pandemic struck , addressing people ’ s urgent needs related to health , safety , and survival .
These are just a few of the accomplishments that your support made possible :
Yet , even as we provided humanitarian support to those who needed it most , our commitment to education never wavered . We were determined to keep students engaged and learning remotely , ensure teachers in remote areas remained employed , and upgrade schools to make them safer and more hygienic for when classes resumed .
previously out-of-school children attended classes at community-based education centers .
math and science teachers received professional development training with the goal of improving the quality of education students , especially girls , receive in these subjects .
people received scholarships , including 167 female teachers who went back to school to get their four-year degrees .
In 2020 , our donors , partners , and the Central Asian communities that we serve joined together to make education possible . We will be forever grateful !
women from remote villages learned how to start and run their own businesses .
schools were renovated to make them safer and more hygienic for students when they returned from lockdown .
people received an education , livelihood skills or emergency aid in 2020 .