The Time and Knowledge Nazrana (TKN) represents a combination of two cherished Ismaili traditions: (i) submitting to the Imam of the time an unconditional Nazrana (gift) in commemorating epochal events, as a gesture of love and homage, and (ii) offering one’s intellectual capacity to assist the Imamat’s efforts for the progress of the Jamat, and the communities within which the Jamat lives. We invite you to explore the various sections of this website. Here, you will obtain an understanding of the philosophy and significance of TKN and discover how the knowledge and skills offered by TKN volunteers have substantially contributed to the work of the AKDN and Jamati Institutions for the progress and development of the Jamat and the wider societies in which the Jamat lives.

Volunteers in Action

International health care professionals contribute to establishment of AKMC, Khorog
11 September 2019 | Article

The Aga Khan Health Service, Tajikistan (AKHS, T) recently established the Aga Khan Medical...

The IIS is utilising technology alongside an international pool of professional teachers who have offered their Time and Knowledge to expand reach and provide greater access to quality education globally.
Improving access to education through technology and TKN
26 August 2019 | Article

Being part of the knowledge society and sharing knowledge in multiple ways is an ethic and...

Mentorship: building global bridges of knowledge
19 June 2019 | Article

It was early fall in 2018 when Dr. Fayyaz Vellani first got his TKN call. “I still remember...

Nashir Karmali (left) with the FOCUS team crossing food aid into Afghanistan.
Serving on TKN Assignments in some of the world’s most difficult regions
27 May 2019 | Article

It had long been Nashir Karmali’s desire to offer voluntary service in a developing country...

Video Clips

7 May 2018 | Video

Dr. Mahmoud Eboo

Chairman

Leaders' International Forum...

6 May 2018 | Video

Firoz Rasul

President,

Aga Khan University

5 May 2018 | Video

Zamira Kurbonbekova

Tajikistan

Mediation and Conciliation Trainer

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4 May 2018 | Video

Safia Abji

Canada

Communications Advisor

Aga Khan Foundation

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