Kathleen Wynne and Aga Khan team up to boost educational opportunities | Toronto Star

Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Aga Khan signed a deal Monday to boost educational opportunities and promote what Wynne called “intercultural peace.”

Under Monday’s agreement signed between Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Aga Khan, Ontario will grant university or college tuition waivers to 30 high school graduates of Aga Khan academies in Kenya, India and Mozambique over the three years starting in the fall of 2016.

Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Aga Khan signed a deal Monday to boost educational opportunities and promote what Wynne called “intercultural peace.”

Aga Khan is the 49th hereditary Imam of Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder of the Aga Khan Development Network, a group of agencies boosting opportunities for the poor of all faiths.

Toronto is home to the world’s ninth Aga Khan Park, inaugurated Monday. The park is on the grounds of the Aga Khan Museum and the province views it as another feather in the cap of Ontario’s reputation for diversity, giving Toronto a competitive advantage among major world cities. The park includes landscaped gardens, five reflecting pools and covers 5.8 hectares.

Under Monday’s agreement, Ontario will second up to 10 teachers to Aga Khan Academies over three years starting next fall.

“You have all created something very wonderful,” Wynne said at the official opening.

 

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