University of Central Asia’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) Bokhtar Holds Milestone First Graduation for 160 Students

The University of Central Asia’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPCE) celebrated its first graduation ceremony at its learning centre in Bokhtar (Tajikistan) on February 15th 2020. Over 160 students successfully completed courses in Conversational English, Russian, business planning, accounting and the International Computer Driving License (ICDL). The Bokhtar centre opened in March 2019,…

India: Jaipur Literature Festival 2020 — Aga Khan Foundation UK

The greatest literary show on earth is back! The Jaipur Literature Festival took place in India’s Pink City from 23-27 January 2020. The annual festival presents a unique showcase of South Asia’s literary heritage, oral and performing arts, books and ideas, dialogue and debate. AKF was delighted to be sponsoring and participating in seven sessions….

Video: Early Childhood Development in India — Aga Khan Foundation

The early years of life are critical for the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive formation of every young child. On the occasion of the UN’s International Day of Education, we learn about the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF)’s work in Early Childhood Development (ECD) in India. By establishing community owned ECD centres, AKF facilitates a safe,…

The Aga Khan Development Network: Advancing development in Mozambique

The Aga Khan Development Network hosted a reception in Maputo, Mozambique, last month, to celebrate Imamat Day with guests and members of the Jamat, and to raise awareness of AKDN’s work in the region. The event, held in the gardens of the Polana Serena hotel, was attended by the Official Representative of the Government of…

Videos: European Sports Festival 2019 and Volunteers at ESF 2019

Thousands of members of the Jamats of the United Kingdom, France, and Portugal jurisdictions came together at the University of Nottingham to Meet, Compete and Unite at the European Sports Festival 2019. Participants, spectators, and volunteers took part in a range of sports, daytime activities, and entertainment events spread across the Easter weekend. Source: The…

Giving every child a head start: Early Childhood Development in Bihar, India

Community owned centres provide safe, healthy and joyful environments to ensure hopeful futures for pre-primary children. The early childhood years between 0 and 6 are critical for the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language development of young children. Studies have found that the learning capacity and value orientations of children are largely formed by the…

Badakshan: Watch videos on how the Aga Khan Foundation, through a Global Development Alliance (GDA), helping local communities in Various fields

Through a Global Development Alliance (GDA), the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Aga Khan Foundation have created an innovative integrated development initiative in Afghan Badakhshan. By connecting community-driven projects with public and private partners, we offer a comprehensive, integrated approach, investing at the same time and in the same place. This means widespread…

Bangladesh: Aga Khan Foundation honours nurses on International Nurses Day

Dhaka, Bangladesh – Aga Khan Foundation, an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), hosted a celebration of International Nurses Day 2017 to honour nurses in Bangladesh for the critical contributions they make to the health and wellbeing of citizens. Prof. Yasmin Amarsi and Mr. Subhash Chandra Sarker along with nurses and officials of…

London: King’s Cross Campus | The green spaces and Gardens will demonstrate the great diversity of cultures that constitute the worlds of Islam

In January 2016, AKDN completed its purpose-built student accommodation building known as Victoria Hall King’s Cross. This is one of two projects that AKDN are developing at King’s Cross, the vibrant part of central London being established over 67 acres next to King’s Cross and St Pancras International stations. View of the Academic Building at…

The Business of Education in Africa – report launch | The Roll of Aga Khan Education service in the Continent

Path-breaking report launched at World Economic Forum demonstrates the importance of private education in addressing the continent’s education crisis. New study demonstrates the importance of private education in addressing the continent’s education crisis. Photo Credit: http://edafricareport.caeruscapital.co/ Despite extraordinary gains in access, tens of millions of African children and young people do not have access to…

Nottingham, UK: Generosity of Ismaili community

Originally posted on Ismailimail:
European Sport Festival food packing for the Nottinghan homeless During the long weekend of Easter holidays, the Ismaili community of Europe celebrated European sport festival (ESF) under the leadership of Aga Khan Youth and Sports Board (AYSB) with the cooperation of all the Ismaili Institution at the Nottingham University of Nottingham.…

A hand up at the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa, by Aleem Mawji

Originally posted on Ismailimail:
A Hand Up at the Aga Khan Academy I was born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where I went through Aga Khan Nursery, Primary and Secondary schools. When I was approaching my last two years of secondary education, I started considering a move away from home to prepare for life in…