About Us

FkW was developed by a group of partner organizations in a learning collaborative comprised of Aga Khan University (AKU), Children in Crossfire (CiC), Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Dubai Cares, the Hewlett Foundation, Maarifa, Mathematica Policy Research, Tanzania Home Economics Association (TAHEA), and UNICEF Tanzania.

Aga Khan University is a unique hybrid: an institution of academic excellence that is also an agent for social development. As a leading source of medical, nursing and teacher education, research and public service in the developing world, the University prepares men and women to lead change in their societies and to thrive in the global economy.

Children in Crossfire (CiC) is an Irish-based international NGO whose purpose is to respond to the rights and needs of young children caught in the crossfire of global poverty and injustice. CiC’s vision is a compassionate world where every child can reach his or her potential. In Tanzania, CiC’s main goal is to increase access to quality Early Childhood Development (ECD). CiC works in partnership with local organizations focusing on five ECD domains--health, nutrition, responsive care giving, early learning and security and safety.

Dubai Cares is a philanthropic organization working to provide children and young people in developing countries with access to quality education. Dubai Cares is playing a key role in helping achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, which aims to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning by 2030, by supporting programs in early childhood development, access to quality primary and secondary education, technical and vocational education and training for youth as well as a particular focus on education in emergencies and protracted crises.

Hewlett Foundation: The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation is a nonpartisan, private charitable foundation that advances ideas and supports institutions to promote a better world. Today, the foundation is one of the largest philanthropic institutions in the United States, awarding roughly $400 million in grants in 2016 to organizations across the globe to help people build better lives.

Maarifa Education was founded in 2014 to create an education holding company that would serve citizens and countries across Africa. Maarifa provides high quality, accessible and market-relevant higher education through investment in private universities.

Mathematica Policy Research is a pioneering, employee owned, and nonpartisan research organization dedicated to improving public well-being. For more than 50 years, Mathematica’s team of 1,200+ experts has conduct policy research, data collection, and data analytics that meet the highest standards of quality and objectivity, working with decision makers in both the public and private sectors. Mathematica works across the country and around the globe, serving federal agencies, state and local governments, foundations, universities, professional associations, and businesses.

Tanzania Home Economics Association: TAHEA exists to empower an individual, family and the entire community in Tanzania, socially, economically, and with gender perspective through education, training, information and consultancy. In order to achieve this TAHEA will use the expertise of their professional members to facilitate development processes, by networking and collaborating with other organizations with similar vision and mission.

UNICEF Tanzania: UNICEF embarked on a new country programme, in partnership with the Government of Tanzania, in July 2016. This five-year programme, from 2016–2021, focuses on practical ways to realize the rights of children. The programme's aim is that Tanzanian children, especially the most disadvantaged children and families, have access to and benefit from quality social services, knowledge and opportunities, and thereby have a fair chance in life.