Girl Guides and Boy Scouts plant trees together to commemorate Pakistan's 71st Independence Day.
Girl Guides and Boy Scouts plant trees together to commemorate Pakistan's 71st Independence Day.
Environmental awareness highlighted through tree-planting events around the world
Environmental awareness highlighted through tree-planting events around the world
6 December 2018

In Islamic tradition, society is encouraged to leave behind a wholesome and sustainable natural environment for those who will inherit the Earth. The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) is believed to have said "Even if the end of time is upon you and you have a seedling in your hand, plant it."

Participants receive certificates upon completion of the summer Makerspace Lab programme from Zuloby Mamadfozilov, AKES Tajikistan's CEO, and the programme facilitators, Faith Harron and Allison Armstrong.
Participants receive certificates upon completion of the summer Makerspace Lab programme from Zuloby Mamadfozilov, AKES Tajikistan's CEO, and the programme facilitators, Faith Harron and Allison Armstrong.
Video: Makerspace programme launched in Tajikistan
29 November 2018

A Makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school or other facility to encourage students to design, experiment, build, and invent; as they engage in science, engineering, art, and other creative projects. Two students from Stanford University were selected to implement the Makerspace initiative at the Aga Khan Lycée in Khorog, Tajikistan.

Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa arrive in Gahkuch, Punial Valley, Ghizer District in Gilgit-Baltistan. During their stay in Gahkuch, Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa visited the Aga Khan Higher Secondary School Gahkuch, which is operated by the Aga Khan Education Services (AKES).
Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa arrive in Gahkuch, Punial Valley, Ghizer District in Gilgit-Baltistan. During their stay in Gahkuch, Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa visited the Aga Khan Higher Secondary School Gahkuch, which is operated by the Aga Khan Education Services (AKES).
Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa visit Pakistan
Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa visit Pakistan
28 November 2018

Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa travelled to Pakistan for a six-day working visit in late October 2018, which included stops in several districts of Gilgit-Baltistan as well as in Chitral district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, along with the capital city of Islamabad and the southern city of Karachi. 

Students watch as the first 3D printer in all of Badakhshan province begins to print a model.
Students watch as the first 3D printer in all of Badakhshan province begins to print a model.
Aga Khan Lycée Khorog invites Stanford University students to engage in innovation, creativity, and problem solving
Aga Khan Lycée Khorog invites Stanford University students to engage in innovation, creativity, and problem solving
28 November 2018

For the final article in November’s Science and Technology theme, we pay a visit to the Aga Khan Lycée in Khorog, Tajikistan. While immersing themselves in local culture, Stanford University students Faith Harron and Allison Armstrong taught the Makerspace curriculum at the Lycée, an Aga Khan Education Service (AKES) school.

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers his statement on behalf of the Imamat and the AKDN at the UNAMA Geneva Conference on Afghanistan.
Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers his statement on behalf of the Imamat and the AKDN at the UNAMA Geneva Conference on Afghanistan.
Video: Mawlana Hazar Imam at the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan
28 November 2018

Mawlana Hazar Imam attended the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan on 28 November 2018. The conference aimed to bring the international community together to show solidarity with the Afghan people and government in their efforts for peace and prosperity.

27 November 2018

During their visit to Pakistan in October 2018, Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa examined approaches to poverty alleviation and development, and visited a number of AKDN institutions and projects aimed at improving quality of life.

Mawlana Hazar Imam in discussion with Afghanistan’s President His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at a bilateral meeting held at the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan.
Mawlana Hazar Imam in discussion with Afghanistan’s President His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at a bilateral meeting held at the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan.
Mawlana Hazar Imam attends Geneva conference on Afghanistan
Mawlana Hazar Imam attends Geneva conference on Afghanistan
27 November 2018

At the Geneva Conference on Afghanistan today, Mawlana Hazar Imam reaffirmed his commitment to Afghanistan and its people, underlining the importance of regional cooperation and a commitment to pluralism as key factors in the country’s development and stability.

Video: Understanding Sharia: Islamic Law in a Globalised World
25 November 2018

The Ismaili Centre London hosted a reception and launch event last month for the newly released book Understanding Sharia: Islamic Law in a Globalised World published by I.B. Tauris in association with The Institute of Ismaili Studies (IIS). The book encourages new thinking about the history of sharia and its role in the world today.

Prince Amyn, Ismaili Council for Canada President Malik Talib, and AKDN Resident Representative for Canada Dr Mahmoud Eboo admire the donor wall after its unveiling at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.
Prince Amyn, Ismaili Council for Canada President Malik Talib, and AKDN Resident Representative for Canada Dr Mahmoud Eboo admire the donor wall after its unveiling at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto.
Prince Amyn visits Aga Khan Museum
Prince Amyn visits Aga Khan Museum
24 November 2018

Prince Amyn attended an event at the Aga Khan Museum on 22 November, where a new donor wall was unveiled to acknowledge friends, patrons, and supporters of the Museum.

Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of WLA-Club de Madrid, and Maria Elena Agüero, Secretary General of the WLA-Club de Madrid, are welcomed to the Ismaili Centre Lisbon by Nazim Ahmad, Diplomatic Representative of the Ismaili Imamat.
Vaira Vike-Freiberga, President of WLA-Club de Madrid, and Maria Elena Agüero, Secretary General of the WLA-Club de Madrid, are welcomed to the Ismaili Centre Lisbon by Nazim Ahmad, Diplomatic Representative of the Ismaili Imamat.
Portugal Jamat hosts World Leadership Alliance at the Ismaili Centre Lisbon
Portugal Jamat hosts World Leadership Alliance at the Ismaili Centre Lisbon
22 November 2018

The Ismaili Centre Lisbon hosted an evening reception for the World Leadership Alliance - Club of Madrid last month. The event included a special viewing of Prince Hussain’s photographic exhibition The Living Sea.  

Ismaili youth from the UAE participate in i-Robotics, an event held to prepare participants to enter the First LEGO League — an international competition for elementary and middle school students, at the Ismaili Centre Dubai in March 2018.
Ismaili youth from the UAE participate in i-Robotics, an event held to prepare participants to enter the First LEGO League — an international competition for elementary and middle school students, at the Ismaili Centre Dubai in March 2018.
Essential skills for the future: UAE youth engage in robotics and computer science
Essential skills for the future: UAE youth engage in robotics and computer science
20 November 2018

In today’s digital world, coding is increasingly becoming a fundamental skill. As part of The.Ismaili’s November theme of Science and Technology, and to recognise International Children’s Day today, we will learn about the children and youth of the UAE Jamat, who are engaging in a variety of stimulating technology-related programmes, from computer software to robotics.

Prince Aly Muhammad visits a local chicken farm owned by Mr Kalyikul Ysyraliev. As a graduate of UCA’s Entrepreneurship Programme, Mr Ysraliev built his first greenhouse in 2013 with the support of a loan from the Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank and UCA, and has been supplying chickens, eggs, as well as vegetables and roses to the local community for the past five years.
Prince Aly Muhammad visits a local chicken farm owned by Mr Kalyikul Ysyraliev. As a graduate of UCA’s Entrepreneurship Programme, Mr Ysraliev built his first greenhouse in 2013 with the support of a loan from the Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank and UCA, and has been supplying chickens, eggs, as well as vegetables and roses to the local community for the past five years.
Prince Aly Muhammad visits the Naryn Campus of the University of Central Asia
Prince Aly Muhammad visits the Naryn Campus of the University of Central Asia
19 November 2018

Earlier this month, Prince Aly Muhammad completed a five-day, private visit to the Kyrgyz Republic, during which he visited the Naryn campus of the University of Central Asia. Prince Aly Muhammad spent time with students in Naryn to understand more about their backgrounds and aspirations.

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