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Yasmin Dharani has been volunteering with the Aga Khan Academies in the area of communications for the past 18 months. The nature of her work evolves as additional needs are identified. Her role has expanded over time to encompass several areas, primarily related to increasing the visibility of the Academies as the agency grows and expands. 

AKF Rural Support Team visits a farm in Syria to check on the new irrigation system.

During the past year, Sameer Kassam served as a volunteer with the Aga Khan Development Network in Salamieh and in Cairo. In addition to gaining an understanding of the AKDN’s work and local impact, Kassam also noted the links between the two cities.

Sabeen Virani in Aleppo at the Church of St. Simeo

Sabeen Virani talks about the growing phenomenon of young people across North America going overseas to study, work, or volunteer. She recounts her own experience in Syria as well as other individuals’ ventures to places like Sudan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan and Uganda.

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