Aga Khan Academy and University Master plan

The Aga Khan Academy and University Master plan at Dar-es-Salaam was a major competition that I’ve been designing with one fellow architect, Gilbert Balinda, and under supervision of Jeremy Rose. Research of the local culture helped us to orient our design.  This design process brought us also to look after site and climate requirements; and…

Jubilee increases property portfolio with shopping mall

Jubilee increases property portfolio with shopping mall

Jubilee Insurance has opened a shopping complex in Mombasa in line with the company’s expansion plan. The refurbished mall, Jubilee Arcade, offers spacious retail shops and commercial offices with contemporary facilities. The upgraded Sh3.5 million arcade is a vibrant shopping and office complex situated in the heart of Mombasas busy Moi Avenue, approximately 100 metres…

Ten schools to battle at Aga Khan Swimming Gala tomorrow

Ten schools to battle at Aga Khan Swimming Gala

Related: Aga Khan School wins fifth junior swimming championship Ten schools will be battling for overall honours this Saturday at the Aga Khan School’s swimming gala at  Upper Kololo in an event that is one of the biggest on the Uganda Swimming Federation calendar. “It’s a major event that is held annually and this time…

Michael Meyer: East Africa’s prosperity gap

Michael Meyer: East Africa’s prosperity gap

By Michael Meyer: Dean of the Graduate School of Media and Communications at Aga Khan University in Nairobi. In recent years, the narrative of a “rising Africa” has been embraced by some and debunked by others. But all agree on what social engineers call “inclusiveness” – the degree to which members of a society share…

Ethnic Indians heroes in Nairobi aftermath

Aga Khan University Hospital hosts 40 technicians for the first training under lab skills Africa programme

Aga Khan University Hospital hosts 40 technicians for the first training under lab skills Africa programme Coastweek– Aga Khan University Hospital hosted 40 laboratory technicians from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe for the first training under the Lab Skills Africa Programme. This is a two year collaboration involving 13 partners in the UK and…

Aga Khan School Kenya nominated as World’s Most Innovative Educator as Microsoft’s 2014 Class of Mentor Schools and Inaugural Class of Expert Educators

Aga Khan School Kenya nominated as World’s Most Innovative Educator in Microsoft’s 2014 Class of Mentor Schools and Inaugural Class of Expert Educators

Aga Khan School in Kenya has been nominated amongst four other schools across Sub Saharan Africa as the World’s most innovative educator as part of Microsoft’s 2014 Class of Mentor Schools and Inaugural Class of Expert Educators. The four schools were chosen from over 250 global applicants in 80 countries. The other three include the…

Aga Khan University Profs provides platform to ensure media Independence in East Africa

Aga Khan University Profs provides platform to ensure media Independence in East Africa

Dr Alex Awiti and Dean Michael Meyer: Playing a pivotal role in ensuring independence of media in East Africa February 10, 2014 In today’s climate of instantaneous information transfer, ensuring the credibility of the media is critical. An independent, socially responsible media sector can contribute to the healthy, balanced development of society and strengthening of…

Rotary and Aga Khan University teamup to train Health Professionals in East Africa

Rotary and Aga Khan University teamup to train Health Professionals in East Africa

12-Feb-2014 – With more than 50 percent of women in the developing world delivering babies without the assistance of skilled health personnel, Rotary, a global humanitarian service organization; and Aga Khan University (AKU), a private non-denominational university; are together increasing access to trained health professionals for mothers and infants in East Africa. The first class…

Aga Khan Hospital bags top award - 'Centre Of Excellence' for AKU's Ultrasound Department

Aga Khan Hospital bags top award: ‘Centre Of Excellence’ for AKU’s Ultrasound Department

The Aga Khan University’s ultrasound department has been granted “centre of excellence” status by the World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. The hospital becomes a regional centre for training sonographers to standards approved by the world body. The award was received by Dr Sudhir Vinayak, the chairman of radiology at Aga Khan University…

Global Encounters invites applications from young Ismailis around the world

Global Encounters invites applications from young Ismailis around the world

An initiative of the Jamati Institutions of the Ismaili Muslim community organised in collaboration with agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network like the Aga Khan Academies, Global Encounters is a month-long programme focused on service, culture, and leadership. Students volunteer and lead community service projects, learn from reputable professionals, and build friendships with youth from around…

Colm McDermott, Principal at Aga Khan Academy Maputo sheds light on the new academy and teaching

Colm McDermott, Principal at Aga Khan Academy Maputo sheds light on the new academy and teaching

For Colm McDermott, there’s no such thing as a typical day – and he likes that. He finds satisfaction in work that involves interaction with children and an unpredictable day. Colm is the Junior School Principal at the Aga Khan Academy, Maputo. Previously, he held similar positions at two other International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years…

Madrasa as an institute of education and growth

Reclaiming the word “Madrasa”

In the twenty first century, the word “Madrasa” is associated with terrorism, fundamentalism and rote learning. In Mombasa, East Africa however, with the help of the Aga Khan Foundation’s Madrasa Resource Centre, located in Mombasa, Kenya, the Madrasas are beginning to take on their original meaning. “Madrasa” is the Arabic word for school. Mombasa is…

The Ismaili: Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa visit AKDN projects in Kenya

The Ismaili: Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa visit AKDN projects in Kenya

Nairobi, 17 January 2014 — Prince Rahim and his wife Princess Salwa travelled to Kenya this week, where they joined in marking the opening of new facilities for the Diamond Trust Bank and Jubilee Insurance, and visited the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa. On 16 January, the new corporate head office of Diamond Trust Bank was inaugurated by the Governor…

Prince Rahim Aga Khan Opens new Diamond Trust Bank Headquarters, Visits Other Projects

Prince Rahim Aga Khan Opens new Diamond Trust Bank Headquarters, Visits Other Projects

Nairobi, 17 January 2014 – Prince Rahim, the eldest son of the Aga Khan – the spiritual leader of Shia Ismaili Muslims – attended the opening of the new corporate head office of Diamond Trust Bank (DTB), one of the oldest financial entities of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development. The premises were inaugurated by the governor of…