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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…

Mary Mwaniki receiving her nursing degree from His Highness the Aga Khan, as AKU President Firoz Rasul looks on. (image via Simerg)

Simerg | Voices of Graduates: The Magnificent Aga Khan University Convocations in Nairobi, Kampala and Dar-es-Salaam

Convocations are commencements Reflecting the past Looking at the future … – By Shariffa Keshavjee (Special to Simerg) Discover, Explore & Read more at Simerg | “We Appreciate” – Poem and Voices from the Aga Khan University East Africa Convocations: Graduates and Families Speak About Hopes and Express Gratitude to University’s Founder, His Highness the…

Aga Khan on his vision for Uganda’s healthcare – People & Power – monitor.co.ug

One milestone along that journey occurred earlier this week when I received the first charter ever granted to an International University in Tanzania. That ceremony reflected, I believe, AKU’s record of producing outstanding East African graduates. And it sets the stage for expanding the university in the years ahead through a series of new schools,…

Mawlana Hazar Imam, President Kibaki and other dignitaries appraise newly installed state-of-the-art cancer equipment at the opening of the AKUH Heart and Cancer Centre in July 2011. (mage: AKDN / Aziz Islamshah)

AKU’s growing presence expands the horizons of healthcare in East Africa |TheIsmaili

TheIsmaili.org, 27 February 2015 – Addressing the AKU 2015 Convocation in Kampala on Thursday, Mawlana Hazar Imam described the university’s plans for Uganda. Here, “we will focus on achieving international levels of healthcare,” said Hazar Imam, “especially for non-communicable diseases, such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes.” He announced plans to establish a new Aga…

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His Highness the Aga Khan addresses the 2nd Aga Khan University Convocation in Kampala, Uganda

Today, the Aga Khan University remains the only privately supported University with major academic programs on both the Asian and the African continents. Over a relatively short time span, we have extended our work into eight different countries. We created two degree or diploma programs in the 1980s, two more in the 1990s, and another 21…

AKU Convocation Kampala Uganda Webcast

Live Webcast: Kampala, Uganda AKU 2015 Convocation with Chancellor His Highness the Aga Khan Presiding the Ceremonies

As Chancellor of the Aga Khan University, His Highness the Aga Khan will preside over the second of three Aga Khan University convocation ceremonies, in Kampala, Uganda, on 26 February 2015. The ceremony is expected to commence at 11:00 AM Kampala time (GMT+3). Live Webcast will be available on the AKDN.org, TheIsmaili.org or at AKU.edu (links provided below).

Sherali Bandali Jaffer initiator of project in Kampala, Uganda, lays foundation stone on Friday. Mr. Jaffer is now the owner of the Fairway Hotel in Kampala, Uganda. Sherali Bandali Jaffer is the father of Senator Mobina Jaffer - Senator in Canada (Image Ismaili.net)

Memoriam: Sherali Bandali Jaffer remembered for rescuing people expelled by Idi Amin regime

An inspiring story of one man’s love for all people; his loyalty to his country(s) – both Uganda and Canada, and his magnanimous spirit to forgive.  “He had many contacts and found resources and ways to help people settle.”  – Canadian Senator Mobina Jaffer, daughter of Sherali Bandali Jaffer By Bill Inglee and Joanne Lee-Young,…

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…

Uganda: Volunteers of Aga Khan Education Service and Angella Katatumba Foundation help clean Mulago Hospital

Uganda: Volunteers of Aga Khan Education Service and Angella Katatumba Foundation help clean Mulago Hospital

Organizations launch 3 month Mulago hospital clean-up Officials of the Angella Katatumba Foundation and the Aga Khan Education Service have pledged to help clean Mulago hospital for the next three months in a community exercise dubbed ‘Mulago Yaffe.’ Hospital officials welcomed the initiative that will be jointly carried out by Jubilee Insurance, Smart Telecom and…

Filmmaker Arif Lalani

Filmmaker Arif Lalani

Arif Lalani is an Ismaili artist from India and Uganda. He is a New York Film Academy graduate from California. Very active as film maker with Hindi, Telugu and English feature films, Arif was part of the filming crew when Mawlana Hazar Imam visited Uganda during Golden Jubilee.

EALA Speaker, Aga Khan Development Network Representative in Uganda, H.E. Ambasador Mahmood Ahmed hold Talks

EALA Speaker, Aga Khan Development Network Representative in Uganda, H.E. Ambasador Mahmood Ahmed hold Talks

Arusha — The EAC is committed to enhancing access to quality education as a pre-cursor to greater investments in the education sector, specialization and creation of more job opportunities, East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Speaker, Rt. Hon (Dr) Margaret Nantongo Zziwa has said. At the same time, the EALA Speaker is certain that the Inter…

Carleton University, Ottawa, thanks the Fakirani family for donating to the Ugandan Asian Archives

Carleton University, Ottawa, thanks the Fakirani family for donating to the Ugandan Asian Archives

“It’s very important because it allows the family to share some of the experiences that we’d been through during the time that we had to leave the country and also the experience of settling into Canada,” said Nizar Fakirani, Hassanali and Sakinabai’s son. “We want to preserve this experience for the future generations. I hope…

Leicester Multicultural Association interviews Madat Ahamed, Aziz Moledina

Leicester Multicultural Association Presents Ugandan-Asian Exodus: Interviews Madat Ahamed, Aziz Moledina

The Leicester Multicultural Association presents: UGANDAN-ASIAN EXODUS Aziz Moledina discusses why he chose to live in Leicester, what the hardest thing was to leave behind in Uganda and his most shocking first impression of Leicester. Transcript: http://ugex.org/aziz-moledina/ Madat Ahamed describes family life in the village of Kumi, Uganda, his memories as a 10 year old…