Show and Tell: Children's Reading Day in Tanzania

Show and Tell: Children’s Reading Day in Tanzania

A few months ago, Room to Read Tanzania celebrated their first annual Children’s Reading Day, an event to raise awareness about the importance of reading and also celebrate the progress students have made in improving their literacy skills. In partnership with the Aga Khan University and the Institute for Educational Development, East Africa, the event…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Aga Khan School honoured for their contribution through the ‘Run with Henry’ programme

Aga Khan School honoured for their contribution through the ‘Run with Henry’ programme

On October 27 many people run through the streets of Nairobi for a noble cause, to raise funds towards eradication of avoidable blindness during the 11th edition of the Standarad Chartered Nairobi International marathon. Two athletes, Kenneth Mung’ara and Winfridah Kwamboka, won the Sh1.5 million prize each, but most important was the organisers ability to…

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Aga Khan Health Service Pakistan upgrades Rural Health Centre in Mastuj (Chitral)

Aga Khan Health Service Pakistan (AKHSP) accomplished yet another milestone by inaugurating an upgraded rural health centre (RHC) in Mastuj with the latest medical equipment under public private partnership initiative between health department and AKHSP. The inauguration ceremony took place in presence of huge number of elites from the area after the centre was retrofitted…

Sub-Saharan schools among world’s most innovative

This week, four schools and eight teachers from across sub-Saharan Africa were nominated amongst the world’s best as part of Microsoft’s 2014 class of Mentor Schools and the Inaugural Class of Expert Educators. These exclusive one year programmes recognise visionary educators who are using technology to improve student outcomes, equip them with 21st century skills,…

Kenya: Aga Khan School Honoured with Microsoft's 2014 Class of Mentor Schools and Inaugural Class of Expert Educators

Kenya: Aga Khan School Honoured with 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 Government…