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Embassy of the United States in Kenya: Aga Khan Foundation & US Government Launch Partnership

NAIROBI, KENYA, DECEMBER 11, 2014 – The Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a partnership  agreement in Nairobi to support a four-year activity called the Yetu Initiative. Designed to empower Kenyan civil society organizations, the $6 million program will help Kenyan communities and civil society…

AKFED's PDM Holdings To Set Up Sh1.6bn Office Block In City

Nairobi, Kenya: AKFED’s PDM Holdings To Set Up Sh1.6bn Office Block In City

An affiliate of the Aga Khan Development Network, PDM Holdings, is set to develop Sh1.6 billion office blocks in Nairobi targeting high-end consumers. Known as Vienna Court, the property development is located along State House Crescent and adjacent to Processional Way. The development comes at a time when increasing number of multinationals are moving their…

Mawlana Hazar Imam inspects the work being undertaken at the Djingarey Ber Mosque in Timbuktu. - Photo: AKDN/Arnhel De Serra

Timbuktu was once an economic and cultural centre

Timbuktu, in Mali, West Africa, was founded around 1100 CE as a camp due to its proximity to the Niger River. Caravans brought salt from mines to trade for gold and slaves, which were brought along the river from the south. In 1312, Mansa Moussa, the most legendary of the Malian kings, came to the throne.…

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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…