Dr Marriote Ngwaru

Tanzania: 80 per cent of kindergarten age children in rural Lindi missing school

More than 80 per cent of kindergarten age children in rural Lindi are missing classes because of unfriendly environments at schools there and parents are isolating disabled children from school and society, research findings have revealed. Presenting research findings on ‘Early literacy development for sustainable education’ Associated Professor (literacy development) of The Aga Khan University…

Ismaili Health Professional Association USA and Canada train staff of Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa

Ismaili Health Professional Association USA and Canada train staff of Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa

Coastweek– Management Development Programme Organized by Aga Khan Health Services Kenya (AKHS), Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) USA, Ismaili Health Professional Association (IHPA) in partnership with London School of Economics (LSE) Aga Khan Health Service in conjunction with IHPA- USA and Canada and AKF have partnered with the London School of Economics to train Senior and…

Aga Khan University trains over 800 Ugandan head teachers in educational leadership and management

Over 800 Ugandan head teachers trained by the Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development East Africa

Prof. Pauline Rea Dickins from the Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development East Africa Monday handed over the exam results to the director of basic and secondary education, Hajj Yusuf Nsubuga at the ministry’s head office along Parliamentary Avenue in Kampala. “…we have a direct correlation, and we know that this is also coming…

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Event – November 19 | Royal Ontario Museum & The Ismaili Centre, Toronto: Looking for Women in Medieval Cairo: Imagined Histories and Historical Realities

During Fatimid rule, royal patronage, religious tolerance and commercial prosperity promoted the establishment and growth of a cosmopolitan urban society that brought to Cairo and the neighbouring city of al-Fustat women of varied religious, ethnic and social backgrounds. Some of these women rose to become royalty while others left their mark as transmitters of learning.…

Lessons learned, reflections, and advice from Harvard Student Leader Leila Pirbay

Lessons learned, reflections, and advice from Harvard Student Leader Leila Pirbay

Jason Ma, Contributor Forbes.com – In this article, I would like to help enlighten motivated high schoolers, college and university students, and parents by sharing some lessons learned, reflections, and advice from a dynamic college student leader. In the elite private college and university world, high achievers with notable accomplishments and experiences abound. One of…

Article HuffPost Impact | The Emerging Power of Giving in Africa - David Barnard

Article HuffPost Impact | The Emerging Power of Giving in Africa – David Barnard

The Emerging Power of Giving in Africa – By David Barnard, Vice-President: Africa at TechSoup Global, for Huffington Post In many parts of Africa, philanthropic giving is still an underdeveloped practice. Reasons for this include the absence of a vibrant nonprofit sector, active corporate citizens, and institutional mechanisms aimed at encouraging giving practices. Political instability…

Coastweek | The Breast Cancer Awareness Support Group at the Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa

Coastweek | The Breast Cancer Awareness Support Group at the Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa holds free screening

Coastweek– The Breast Cancer Awareness Support Group (BCASG) of the Aga Khan Hospital Mombasa (AKHM) held a Free Breast Camp at the Hospital. A team of Pathologists, Breast Surgeon, Radiologist and Breast Nurses from the Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi (AKUHN) came down to help the local clinical team. A total of 800 women and…

Proposed Aga Khan University Nairobi campus

Proposed Aga Khan University Nairobi campus

Project: Aga Khan University Proposal Location: Nairobi Project Type: Education PLANNING’S brief from His Highness was to develop a design that would reflect the stature of the academic institution it would house while maintaining a common theme with other existing Aga Khan University facilities. The design would have to make a bold statement that ‘this…

Darb Shoughlan School Restoration

Darb al-Ahmar

“In the low-income neighbourhood of Darb al-Ahmar, which is adjacent to the park, job training and employment opportunities are being offered in different sectors such as shoemaking, furniture manufacturing and tourist goods production. Apprenticeships are available for automobile electronics, mobile telephones, computers, masonry, carpentry and office skills. Micro-credit loans have enabled residents to open small…

Obituary: Teacher and Mentor Bi Swafiya Salim Muhashamy Said of Mombasa helped launch AKF's Madrasa Project

Obituary: Teacher and Mentor Swafiya Salim Said of Mombasa helped launch AKF’s Madrasa Project

After her retirement she briefly taught at Memon Primary School before joining the Aga Khan Foundation 1986-2006…she was famously referred to as “Nyanya” (Grandmother) by all children who she taught in the Madrasa Resource Centre. Swafiya Salim Said Was Teacher And Mentor Coastweek — Swafiya Salim Mohamed Muhashamy was born on 13th September, 1934 she…

Uganda: Volunteers of Aga Khan Education Service and Angella Katatumba Foundation help clean Mulago Hospital

Uganda: Volunteers of Aga Khan Education Service and Angella Katatumba Foundation help clean Mulago Hospital

Organizations launch 3 month Mulago hospital clean-up Officials of the Angella Katatumba Foundation and the Aga Khan Education Service have pledged to help clean Mulago hospital for the next three months in a community exercise dubbed ‘Mulago Yaffe.’ Hospital officials welcomed the initiative that will be jointly carried out by Jubilee Insurance, Smart Telecom and…