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Participants enroute, via boat, to the Arcadia Education Project. The school, which won the 2019 Award, is an amphibious structure, built on land, that is flood-prone.

It’s a cool and damp morning at a school in South Kanarchor, on the outskirts of Dhaka. As the children break for recess, they’re greeted by the sight of six young visitors, approaching the school by boat. The children clamour around the bamboo railings excitedly. Nestled in the heart of South Kanarchor is the Arcadia Education Project, one of the winners of the 2019 cycle of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA). Built on land that floods regularly, the amphibious structure is an innovative solution that responds to climate, context, and community. And that’s exactly what the visitors were there to learn about.

In January 2019, an independent Master Jury reviewed hundreds of nominations for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. A rigorous process in which a team of experts investigate each of the 20 shortlisted projects is now underway.

Purpose: To find ways to present Islam in its true light as a faith of spirituality, peace and social justice.

The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, which aims to combat misperceptions of Islam and Muslim civilizations

Did you know that through the work of various Imamat institutions, Mawlana Hazar Imam has provided mediums, which address, and which the Jamat can use to address, misperceptions of Islam?

Ismaili CIVIC 150 volunteers in Edmonton during orientation at Habitat for Humanity's ReStore. Voluntary service is part of the ethics of our faith and a way in which we can be positive Ambassadors of Islam.

Did you know that being an Ambassador of Islam is not only about explaining Islam to others, but also about demonstrating the true nature of our faith by living according to the ethics of Islam and pursuing excellence?

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