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Participants of the professional development programme work together to brainstorm alternative assessment methodologies for their classrooms.
Participants of the professional development programme work together to brainstorm alternative assessment methodologies for their classrooms.
To invest in people, prioritise education
To invest in people, prioritise education
23 January 2023

Today, the UN celebrates International Day of Education. The theme this year is “to invest in people, prioritise education.” Investing in teachers is an intended product of the Professional Teachers Collaboration, an initiative whose primary focus is the international exchange of best practices in teaching.

The Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, by night. The Academies were established to provide potential leaders of tomorrow with a high quality education.
The Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, by night. The Academies were established to provide potential leaders of tomorrow with a high quality education.
A century of educational excellence
A century of educational excellence
23 January 2023

When the first Aga Khan Schools were opened by Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah in 1905, they reflected an explicit understanding by the Imam, underscored by centuries of Ismaili history, that learning and intellectual pursuit were paramount obligations, both for individuals and for communities.

Prince Rahim and Dr Farhad Daftary at a special event in London to honour the contributions of Dr Daftary to The Institute of Ismaili Studies.
Prince Rahim and Dr Farhad Daftary at a special event in London to honour the contributions of Dr Daftary to The Institute of Ismaili Studies.
IIS honours Dr Farhad Daftary on his retirement as co-director
IIS honours Dr Farhad Daftary on his retirement as co-director
19 January 2023

Prince Rahim attended a special event in London on 18 January to honour the contributions of Dr Farhad Daftary to The Institute of Ismaili Studies, and more broadly to the fields of Ismaili and Islamic studies, as he steps down from his management roles at The Institute.

Project Shelter Wakadogo started with just 40 children. Today, 477 girls and boys are enrolled at the school.
Project Shelter Wakadogo started with just 40 children. Today, 477 girls and boys are enrolled at the school.
Offering education against all odds
Offering education against all odds
15 January 2023

Project Shelter Wakadogo, founded in the wake of war in 2005, was the first school to provide quality education to children living on the outskirts of Gulu, a small town in northern Uganda. The school recently won the T4 World’s Best School Prize for Overcoming Adversity. In an interview, co-founder Farah Williamson spoke about the story of Wakadogo and what overcoming adversity means to her. 

Seasonal depression is recurring, and one might notice a significant shift in their well-being consistently as the seasons change.
Seasonal depression is recurring, and one might notice a significant shift in their well-being consistently as the seasons change.
What you ought to know about seasonal depression
What you ought to know about seasonal depression
9 January 2023

Have you ever noticed that your mood and energy levels change with the weather? For example, how do you feel when the sun is shining versus when it is rainy and gloomy?

The Ismaili in 2022
The Ismaili in 2022
31 December 2022

A look back at the stories we told over the past year.

2022: A year of difficult questions
2022: A year of difficult questions
30 December 2022
This Persian miniature painting depicts Prophet ‘Isa (Jesus) and his mother, Maryam (Mary).
This Persian miniature painting depicts Prophet ‘Isa (Jesus) and his mother, Maryam (Mary).
Why do Muslims revere Jesus?
Why do Muslims revere Jesus?
23 December 2022

Muslims regard Jesus (peace be upon him) as one of the great prophets who brought divine guidance to humanity before Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family).

Celebrating Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 86th birthday, the unveiling of signage for Aga Khan Street took place on 8 December 2022.
Celebrating Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 86th birthday, the unveiling of signage for Aga Khan Street took place on 8 December 2022.
Aga Khan Street unveiled in honour of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s birthday
Aga Khan Street unveiled in honour of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s birthday
23 December 2022

The Government of Tanzania has named a street “Aga Khan Street” in recognition of the services being rendered by the Aga Khan Development Network, the Aga Khan Hospital, and Aga Khan Health Services.

Prince Aly Muhammad and the Mayor of Lisbon, Dr Carlos Moedas, tour the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon.
Prince Aly Muhammad and the Mayor of Lisbon, Dr Carlos Moedas, tour the Ismaili Centre, Lisbon.
Ismaili Centre Lisbon celebrates 26 years as a community hub in Portugal
Ismaili Centre Lisbon celebrates 26 years as a community hub in Portugal
22 December 2022

To celebrate the 26th anniversary of its Foundation Ceremony, the Ismaili Centre Lisbon opened its doors to the public for a weekend of guided tours, a creative art exhibition, and unique musical performances. Prince Aly Muhammad and the Mayor of Lisbon were in attendance at the event.

Khushiali Mubarak 86

Music video: Khushiali Mubarak
13 December 2022

Khushiali Mubarak is a devotional collaboration between 86 Ismaili artists around the world in celebration of Mawlana Hazar Imam's 86th Birthday. The song weaves together different languages, traditions, and styles of music and dance, performed at Ismaili Centres in Dushanbe, Houston, London, Lisbon, Vancouver, and Toronto, with a stirring finale in Dubai.

Mawlana Hazar Imam is presented with a cake on behalf of the worldwide Jamat on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
Mawlana Hazar Imam is presented with a cake on behalf of the worldwide Jamat on the occasion of his 80th birthday.
Salgirah
Salgirah
12 December 2022

On 13 December 2022, Ismailis around the world will celebrate Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 86th birthday — an occasion to reflect on the unique spiritual bond that links each murid to the Imam-of-the-Time.

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