Sawiris Foundation for Social Development :: SFSD Attends the Opening Ceremony of the "Blue Mosque" in the Presence of Prince Karim Aga Khan

Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (SFSD) Attends the Opening Ceremony of the “Blue Mosque” in the Presence of Prince Karim Aga Khan

The Mazalla Association for Social Development, one of the Aga Khan Foundation projects in Egypt, invited Sawiris Foundation for Social Development (SFSD) to attend the opening ceremony of the Blue Mosque “Aq Sunqur” at the  Darb Al-Ahmar district. The ceremony took place on Saturday, May 2, 2015, in the presence of Prince Karim Aga Khan,…

Public Private Partnership Assure Better Health Care For Residents In Remote Coastal Region

Public Private Partnership Assure Better Health Care For Residents In Remote Coastal Region

Coastweek– The Aga Khan University School of Nursing and Midwifery (AKU-SONAM), St. Luke’s Mission Hospital, Kaloleni and the Ministry of Health celebrated the conclusion of a successful Public Private Partnership formed six years ago to upgrade the skills of community nurses working in remote areas of the Kenya coastal region. The partnership that was made…

Kenya: Aga Khan Hospital Gives Free Treatment At Kodiaga

Kenya: Aga Khan Hospital Gives Free Treatment At Kodiaga

A total 130 inmates at Kodiaga Women’s Prison and 10 children yesterday got free medical care from the Aga Khan Hospital Kisumu. The women were sensitised on good hygiene and family planning. They received treatments for malaria, skin infections, wound dressings and immunisation for children less than five years old. The vice chairperson National Nurses…

Egypt inaugurates “Blue Mosque” in Cairo

Egypt’s Antiquities minister Mamdouh Al Damati, Prince Karim Aga Khan, Chairman of Aga Khan organization for culture and Cairo governor, Galal Al Saied, inaugurated on Saturday The Blue Mosque “Al-Gamea Al-Azraq” in Al Darb Al Ahmar district in Cairo, after finishing its restoration work. Al Damati noted that the restoration work began in 2001, pointing…

His Higness the Aga Khan at Darb al Ahmer Cairo

His Highness the Aga Khan: restoration projects can serve as springboards for social and economic development

“Restoration projects can also serve as springboards – as trampolines – for broad social and economic development and poverty reduction. In that process, they can help create both the human constituency needed to sustain a project – and the flow of funding needed to maintain it. The Aga Khan Trust for Culture strives to approach…

May 2015: His Highness the Aga Khan visits Cairo

His Highness the Aga Khan: “As Muslims we are invited to protect and enhance the world in which we live during our lifetimes.”

“As Muslims, we are invited to protect and enhance the world in which we live during our lifetimes. We are trustees of God’s creation, hence the word Trust in the name of the agency responsible for this restoration. I remember well when the seeds for our cultural engagement in Cairo were first planted at a…

His Highness the Aga Khan meeting with Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab of Egypt on 2 May 2015. (Image credit: Government of Egypt via AKDN)

State Information Service of Egypt: Prime Minister & His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan discuss deal to renovate mosques

Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab met on Saturday 2/5/2015 with head of the Aga Khan Foundation Prince Karim Aga Khan, Cabinet Spokesman Hossam El Qawish said. During the meeting, Mahlab hailed efforts and projects implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation in Egypt. He pointed out to the possibility to sign a cooperation protocol between the government…

Ahmed Mahmoud and Mohamed Moustafa work on Shamsina’s solar water heater in Cairo’s Al Darb Al Ahmar slum. (Image; Rachel Williamson via Wamba)

Entrepreneurship at Darb al-Ahmar: Sun shines on Egypt’s solar startups

Mousa is one of a class of entrepreneurs targeting Egypt’s growing off-grid, under-electrified or environmentally conscious market for solar energy. The businesses range from Mousa’s social venture to a company named Sun City that wants to re-engineer buildings’ plumbing to better work with solar water heaters, to the granddaddy of Egyptian solar energy startups, five-year-old…

When the Fatimids Built Cairo A Thousand Years Ago

When the Fatimids Built Cairo A Thousand Years Ago

A short video showing the 20-year gestation and creation of Al-Azhar park, a 30 hectare (74-acre) “green lung” built by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture on top of a rubble dump. Be the First to Know – Join Ismailimail Get breaking news related to the Ismaili Imamat, the world wide Ismaili Muslim community and…

Toronto based Ismaili journalist looking for the Partnership/Support in setting up Community Journalism Project in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Toronto based Ismaili journalist looking for the Partnership/Support in setting up Community Journalism Project in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

By KHALID MAGRAM Tanzania Community Journalism Project is a result of my two passions: community journalism and social justice. I am looking for like-minded organizations or individuals from Ismaili community, who are willing to join hands with their time and knowledge in setting up unique project to empower people, strengthen democracy and promote the voice…

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Aziz Dedhar Early Childhood Development Centre opened in Kayunga, Uganda. Teachers to be trained by AKF’s Madrasa ECP

JANUARY 29, 2015 – Kitatya, Kayunga, Eastern Uganda. The Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, has opened a $100,000 (about Shs 2.8 billion) Early Childhood Development Centre (ECD) in Kitatya, Kayunga District with a call to residents to use the facility to improve children’s performance in national examinations. The Aziz Dedhar ECD Resource Centre was…

Zikar Tasbih 2 by Rukhsana Karmali

CD: Zikar Tasbih 2 by Rukhsana Karmali

Rukhsana Karmali is the CEO of Mukwano Holdings in Uganda, overseeing the real estate developments and tea plantations in Western Uganda (Mukwano Tea) as well as other projects in the UK and the Middle East. Rukhsana is also a mother and a well-established artist whose passion is music. She has recorded three albums comprising geets in…

Dr. Alex Awiti at Water for Food Conference, May 7th, 2013 (Image via Water for Food - University of Nebraska)

Dr. Awiti of the Aga Khan University – East African Institute on ‘Made in Kenya’ and ‘Make in Kenya’

The reason there are no jobs is because on average, 56 per cent of graduates from East African universities lack basic and technical skills needed for the few jobs that exist. Moreover, our schools are not places for forging curiosity, critical thinking, complex reasoning, creativity and innovation. – Dr. Awiti, Director, East African Institute &…

Aga Khan University - Graduate Professional Education Campus, which will house graduate schools for Media and Communications; Leadership and Management; Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism; and an Executive Education Centre. (PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP)

Aga Khan University: Filling the shoes of a fallen giant

The Aga Khan University hopes to plug the gap left by the University of East Africa, which in its heyday managed to bind the region together and had stand-alone campuses in the three countries. Grow it, mine it, build it, or invent it: For Aga Khan University, books are the best way to curate change…

Dr Farouk Topan is the Director of the recently launched a Kiswahili Centre that is part of AKU's new Faculty of Arts and Sciences. “We are just at the very beginning of our journey,” he says.(PHOTO: AKU)

East Africa’s shared destiny brightened by Aga Khan University: A conversation with Dr Farouk Topan

With a major expansion underway, the Aga Khan University is planting institutional and intellectual seeds to produce the leadership that East Africa will require in the years ahead. Dr Farouk Topan discusses some of the ways in which the university hopes to contribute to the East African Community. Fifteen years ago, the Aga Khan University…