Winners announced for 2008 Essay Competition by Aga Khan Foundation

The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and leading development institutions. The MDGs have galvanized unprecedented efforts to meet the needs of the world’s poorest and to lift millions of people out of extreme poverty.

The 2008 essay competition challenged students to select one of the MDGs and support how Aga Khan Foundation and Aga Khan Development Network are helping to ensure that this goal is being reached in individual countries and communities worldwide. The competition encouraged participants to learn about innovative solutions by reducing poverty in Asia and Africa.<!–


1st Place: Kimberly Smith
How the Aga Khan Foundation is Working to Eradicate Poverty
2nd Place: Nisha Jagannathan
Gender Equality: The Mission to Empower Women
3rd Place: Sahar Noorani
The Pursuit of Surviving
Honorable Mention: Arielle Krueger
Lighting the World
Honrorable Mention: Gaia Croston
The Greatest Gift of All
Honorable Mention: Urooj Aqeel
Aga Khan Foundation’s Plan to Act and Achieve Universal Primary Education

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