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The front entrance of the Dushanbe Serena Hotel in Tajikistan, which was inaugurated by Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Emomali Rahmon on 1 November 2011.

On 1 November 2011, Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan, inaugurated the Dushanbe Serena Hotel in the heart of the Tajik capital. Prince Amyn and Prince Rahim were also present for the ceremony.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon cut the ribbon to officially open the Dushanbe Serena Hotel, as Prince Rahim, AKDN Resident Representative Munir Merali and Prince Amyn watch.

Dushanbe, 1 November 2011 – Mawlana Hazar Imam and President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan, inaugurated a new Serena Hotel in the heart of Dushanbe, the Tajik capital. Prince Amyn and Prince Rahim were present for the ceremony, as were dignitaries from the government, development and tourism sectors.

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers acceptance remarks after being awarded the 2011 UCSF Medal at the University’s Founders Day Banquet.

Mawlana Hazar Imam delivers his acceptance remarks at a banquet in San Francisco on 26 April 2011, after being presented with the University of California San Francisco Medal, the University’s highest honour.

Chancellor Susan Desmond-Hellman presents Mawlana Hazar Imam with the 2011 University of California San Francisco Medal, the University’s highest honour.

At a banquet in San Francisco on 26 April, Mawlana Hazar Imam was presented with the 2011 University of California San Francisco Medal. The prestigious recognition builds on existing collaborations between the UCSF and AKDN, and particularly the University’s support for training and research programmes at the Aga Khan University.

Children prepare for snack time at an AKF Madrasa Programme preschool in Uganda.

Canadian kindergarten educator Shamim Murji recently returned to her country of birth, Uganda, where she volunteered with the AKF Madrasa Resource Centre. She shares her impressions of their preschool programme and the impact it is having on children, teachers and their communities.

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