Dear Friends: As we look to the New Year, I reflect on all those who make our work possible. It is through our collective effort and commitment that we are able to make headway in breaking the cycle of poverty for millions. As the Aga Khan Foundation’s Building Better Futures campaign came to a close at year’s end, I am overcome with joy and pride … Continue reading AKF USA’s CEO Thanks supporters for raising over $190,000 for Building Better Futures – Giving Tuesday 2015 Campaign
AKF USA is nearing the end of their 2015 Building Better Futures campaign, and have raised $93,461 of the $200,000 goal. Our goal is to break the cycle of poverty. With your generous help, we are making substantial strides in building better futures for the communities we serve. We are stronger together! We have counted on you to contribute and spread the word, and many … Continue reading Support AKF USA’s Giving Tuesday 2015 Campaign, Building Better Futures, by raising $100K before the end of the year
Fatal landslides happen so often in Tajikistan, the world media rarely stops to cover them. On December 7 it was a bit different, after the remote Pamir region in the former Soviet republic was struck by an earthquake of 7.2 on the Richter scale, whose epicentre was just 22 kilometres from a seismically vulnerable mountain lake. Nevertheless, journalists soon lost interest once the damage had … Continue reading Tajikistan’s Pamir Region: Forever on the Brink of Disaster?
By Lillian Namagembe for Sunday Monitor Uganda – December 21, 2015: The Madrasa Early Childhood Programme offers development and training courses to new and practicing pre-school teachers. It also provides tailor-made technical support to pre-schools, civil society, government and private organisations. Excerpt: The institute, born out of the MECPU that has been in existence for 30 years, is run under the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), … Continue reading Aga Khan Foundation’s Madrasa Early Childhood Development Institute: A vital centre for pre-school teachers
… To overcome these challenges, partnership must extend beyond inter-governmental cooperation. Well-established and experienced organisations like the Aga Khan Foundation should be courted to spearhead and buttress Chinese and Afghan efforts to secure the region. By Mantrya, December 19, 2015: A product of an 1894 treaty to separate the Russian Empire from British India, the Wakhan Corridor is a thin panhandle in North Afghanistan. The Emirs … Continue reading Road To The Dragon: Overcoming Challenges To The Wakhan Corridor – Analysis | Eurasia Review
The “Initiative of Roza Otunbayeva” International Public Foundation with the support of the British Embassy in the Kyrgyz Republic helped in repairing three kindergartens in Batken Oblast through the current Aga Khan Foundation project “Raising potential and improving appropriate local institutions’ infrastructure for the effective management of water and pasture resources.” Renovations were completed first in in Chong-Kara Village in Batken Rayon at the “Altyn … Continue reading Synergy: Roza Otunbayeva International Public Foundation, British Embassy & Aga Khan Foundation repair 3 kindergartens
December 18, 2015 – Fayeka Zabeen Siddiqua for The Daily Star Bangladesh, Education: Curiosity doesn’t quite capture one’s imagination as it does during childhood. It is the time when children make candid observations, give honest opinions and ask questions, especially when they see something that seems unfamiliar. They master different concepts. Teaching them pluralism and the value of tolerance is thus important so that they … Continue reading Aga Khan Foundation, Bangladesh: Finding Beauty in Difference
Kenya embarked on a journey on 22nd of September this year: The world’s first collectively written book by a nation. The goal is to raise Ksh 30 million in 90 days to build 100 libraries. This will be a homegrown solution that will involve every Kenyan. Led by Chela, Kenyans are urged to get their creative juices and words ready. Chela is a ten-year-old girl … Continue reading Kenya to make history with World’s First Collectively Written Book by a Nation – AKF’s Yetu Initiative
P4A 2015: AGA KHAN FOUNDATION SHAHEED & SHEEBA FOR AGA KHAN FOUNDATION CATEGORY: POVERTY LEARN MORE AND DONATE HERE: http://akfc.ca For more than 30 years, AKFC has worked with Canada and Canadians to sustainably improve the quality of life of poor, marginalized communities in Asia and Africa. Source: Project For Awesome 2015 Earlier related: Shaheed Devji: Reporting at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Sussex Drive … Continue reading Shaheed & Sheeba for Aga Khan Foundation – Project For Awesome 2015
Dec 4, 2015: Pakistan is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to disasters whether from climate change or because of earthquakes. Both types of disasters affected Chitral recently, the July flash floods, and the October earthquake that affected many parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan. To better understand the effects on people and development from the floods and the earthquake, and to … Continue reading United Nations and Aga Khan Foundation visit Chitral
Chitral, Express Tribune: With recurring floods, droughts and earthquakes, Pakistan has made it to the list of countries that have been most affected by extreme weather events. These views were expressed by United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Pakistan Neil Buhne while visiting Chitral on Friday, stated a press release. Akhtar Iqbal, the head of Aga Khan Foundation in Pakistan, … Continue reading CEO Aga Khan Foundation Pakistan, Akhtar Iqbal: Pakistan worst hit by extreme weather events
ThePanel and AKFC co-hosted an event on Digital Diplomacy at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa on November 19, 2015. Related: What is #digitaldiplomacy? This great video from @thePANELonline explains it all: https://t.co/7FvlzAwuad — AgaKhanFoundationCan (@AKFCanada) November 20, 2015 Thank you @AKFCanada for a successful debate on #digitaldiplomacy pic.twitter.com/ZjNyQGHvzG — Norway in Canada (@NorwayinCanada) November 20, 2015 Thank you to everyone who joined … Continue reading AKFC Webcast: Is Digital Diplomacy a Game Changer?
Islamabad, Dec 03, 2015 – : Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) Pakistan, an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), organized a seminar on Climate Change Adaptation in Islamabad Serena Hotel on Dec 03, 2015. Climate Change experts, representative of ministry of climate change, researchers, scholars, media and community representatives shared their papers and experiences on impacts of climate change Adaptation. This seminar was a … Continue reading FOCUS Pakistan organizes seminar on Climate Change Adaptation
When you live in a remote location, getting to a hospital or school can be difficult. Travel can involve dangerous roads, expensive transportation and long distances. That lack of infrastructure also limits your ability to access food – or to find markets for your crops and products. Many remote communities in developing countries don’t have access to phones or internet – or to reliable sources … Continue reading How is technology saving lives? Aga Khan Foundation Canada
Join in the growing international movement inspired by personal philanthropy and service that results in meaningful change. For a fourth year, the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is once again participating in #GivingTuesday to amplify our effort at breaking the cycle of poverty. Our #GivingTuesday campaign begins on December 1. We are sharing a series of compelling stories through our digital channels that show how our … Continue reading CEO of the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A., Aleem Walji invites you to participate in #GivingTuesday