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Afghanistan Update - 20 August 2021
Afghanistan Update - 20 August 2021
19 August 2021

The currently ongoing events in Afghanistan are causing concern for the Jamat around the world, and the purpose of this advisory is to share updated information in this regard.

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The Aga Khan Academies are ideal places to make lifelong friendships.
The Aga Khan Academies are ideal places to make lifelong friendships.
Striving for a bright future
Striving for a bright future
5 August 2021

High school student Aimaan Sayani has lived in Pakistan and Canada, and spent five years studying at the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, Kenya. “When I used to hear Aga Khan Academies students talk about studying there, and when I read about the school, I was so intrigued,” she said.

Mawlana Hazar Imam accepts a newly granted charter for Aga Khan University in Kenya via a video message during a special ceremony held in Nairobi on 11 June 2021.
Mawlana Hazar Imam accepts a newly granted charter for Aga Khan University in Kenya via a video message during a special ceremony held in Nairobi on 11 June 2021.
Mawlana Hazar Imam accepts newly granted Charter for AKU in Kenya
Mawlana Hazar Imam accepts newly granted Charter for AKU in Kenya
11 June 2021

President Uhuru Kenyatta presented the Aga Khan University with a newly granted charter at a special ceremony held in Nairobi yesterday. The event also included the inauguration of AKU’s University Centre, and featured an address by Mawlana Hazar Imam.

On 11 June 2021, the Aga Khan University will inaugurate the University Centre — its new main campus in Kenya's capital city.
On 11 June 2021, the Aga Khan University will inaugurate the University Centre — its new main campus in Kenya's capital city.
Mawlana Hazar Imam to deliver virtual address during historic ceremony at Aga Khan University in Kenya
Mawlana Hazar Imam to deliver virtual address during historic ceremony at Aga Khan University in Kenya
9 June 2021

In a momentous occasion, the Aga Khan University will receive its Charter from Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and will inaugurate a new state-of-the-art University Centre in the heart of Nairobi. The event will air live on The Ismaili TV tomorrow, 11 June, and will feature an address by Mawlana Hazar Imam.

Mawlana Hazar Imam and members of his family pose for a group photograph on the occasion of the Aga Khan University’s first ever global convocation, hosted on 22 May 2021.
Mawlana Hazar Imam and members of his family pose for a group photograph on the occasion of the Aga Khan University’s first ever global convocation, hosted on 22 May 2021.
Mawlana Hazar Imam congratulates AKU graduands for embarking on a path of service
Mawlana Hazar Imam congratulates AKU graduands for embarking on a path of service
21 May 2021

Graduation ceremonies often signify moments of avid hope and possibility. The Aga Khan University’s first ever global convocation was no different, as hundreds of graduands — all dressed in green convocation robes — celebrated with faculty, trustees, and guests, while a worldwide audience participated in the virtual festivities.

Ismailis around the world rise to economic challenges posed by Covid-19
Ismailis around the world rise to economic challenges posed by Covid-19
12 February 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has put economies around the world to the test. Unemployment has reached alarming levels, many industries have seen massive declines in revenue, and business models once thought reliable were disrupted. Surviving these circumstances required building new skill sets, adjusting career plans, and revising business strategies at an unprecedented pace. Inspiring stories have emerged of Ismailis who met these challenges with resilience as well as community institutions that stepped up to support the Jamat through times of hardship.

COVID-19 Information & Resources
COVID-19 Information & Resources
12 November 2020

For all the latest information and resources pertaining to COVID-19 please see below. 

Volunteers needed as we open Jamatkhanas
Volunteers needed as we open Jamatkhanas
9 September 2020

Yaseena Khalfan, a teacher at the Aga Khan Academy in Nairobi, has had to be creative and learn new skills to transition to remote learning.
Yaseena Khalfan, a teacher at the Aga Khan Academy in Nairobi, has had to be creative and learn new skills to transition to remote learning.
Teachers and students of the Jamat embrace remote learning amidst pandemic
Teachers and students of the Jamat embrace remote learning amidst pandemic
1 September 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced teachers and students around the world to make an abrupt transition from classrooms to remote learning as schools, universities, and religious education centres were closed. Teachers redesigned lessons and adapted to the new reality of keeping students engaged virtually. Meanwhile, students adjusted to learning online without the ease of classroom interactions. Ismaili teachers and students around the world have risen to this challenge and are finding ways to embrace remote learning and tap into the opportunities it offers.

Video: AKDN pandemic response - Clinical trial in Kenya
10 August 2020

Professor Mansoor Saleh of the Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi explains the partnership with Roche Pharmaceuticals Kenya, as both institutions participate in a global clinical trial for potential treatment of Covid-19 associated pneumonia.

RSM EASTERN AFRICA LLP & AGA KHAN COUNCIL OF KENYA COVID-19 POLICIES
RSM EASTERN AFRICA LLP & AGA KHAN COUNCIL OF KENYA COVID-19 POLICIES
10 August 2020

The Aga Khan Council for Kenya and RSM EA LLP are happy to share these advisory guidelines for working with COVID19

 

REC June 2020 End of Year Celebration of Learning
8 July 2020

During this time as classes have continued, we celebrate the achievements of students who continued to learn in different ways. 

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