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Secondary Religious Education teachers adapt to new ways of working
Secondary Religious Education teachers adapt to new ways of working
4 October 2020

Since the announcement of lockdowns earlier this year, Bait-ul Ilm centres quickly transitioned to an online learning model. This has significantly impacted the routines of students and teachers as they experiment with new ways of working and communicating. To mark World Teachers’ Day, 5 October, we spoke to IIS-trained secondary Religious Education teachers around the world to find out how they have adapted.

Aga Khan Agency for Habitat volunteers take part in ongoing food distribution activities in Roshtqala, Gorno-Badakhshan.
Aga Khan Agency for Habitat volunteers take part in ongoing food distribution activities in Roshtqala, Gorno-Badakhshan.
FOCUS and Aga Khan Agency for Habitat partner to serve communities in mountainous regions
FOCUS and Aga Khan Agency for Habitat partner to serve communities in mountainous regions
4 October 2020

The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) and Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) have been working to ensure that Pakistan and Tajikistan’s most vulnerable communities, volunteers, and patients have access to information, food, and essential supplies needed at this crucial time.

This year, the Lapis Benefit will be a free-to-attend online celebration aiming to reconnect and reinvigorate communities through the arts.
This year, the Lapis Benefit will be a free-to-attend online celebration aiming to reconnect and reinvigorate communities through the arts.
Lighting the way: Aga Khan Museum to hold digital Lapis gala
Lighting the way: Aga Khan Museum to hold digital Lapis gala
21 September 2020

The Aga Khan Museum’s annual fundraising gala will take place online this year, aiming to extend friendship across divides and reach a diverse, global audience. Showcasing performances and on-screen conversations with a wide array of luminaries from the worlds of art, film, literature, music and science, the event will also include a special address from Prince Amyn.

Global Encounters unveils virtual programme for July 2020
Global Encounters unveils virtual programme for July 2020
22 June 2020

In response to extensive travel restrictions and preventive measures being taken due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Global Encounters and Aga Khan Youth and Sports Boards from around the world are joining together to offer a new virtual summer camp for the youth of the global Jamat.

Digital Magazine: AKTC At Home, Issue 4
Digital Magazine: AKTC At Home, Issue 4
28 May 2020

The fourth and final issue of AT HOME, a digital magazine presenting the programmes and projects of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), will shine a spotlight on parks and gardens in the AKTC portfolio.

Ghulomidinov Navruzshoh says he will continue to produce and distribute masks until everyone in his village of Emc has one.
Ghulomidinov Navruzshoh says he will continue to produce and distribute masks until everyone in his village of Emc has one.
The blessing of helping others: Tajikistan’s heroes in action
The blessing of helping others: Tajikistan’s heroes in action
24 May 2020

Members of the Jamat in Tajikistan are helping their communities — which are at high risk of natural disasters — as part of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), an integral part of the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH)'s emergency management activities.

Agencies of the AKDN are pulling together to find creative and effective solutions to sustain the important work to improve the quality of human life.
Agencies of the AKDN are pulling together to find creative and effective solutions to sustain the important work to improve the quality of human life.
Global Pandemic Relief Fund
Global Pandemic Relief Fund
17 May 2020

Across the globe, Jamati and AKDN institutions are at the forefront of responding to the Covid-19 pandemic, providing urgent humanitarian assistance, slowing the virus’s spread, caring for the infected, and addressing the broader consequences of the current crisis.

Digital Magazine: AKTC At Home, Issue 3
Digital Magazine: AKTC At Home, Issue 3
17 May 2020

The third issue of AT HOME, a new digital magazine presenting the programmes and projects of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC). This issue will shine a spotlight on the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and also feature the Aga Khan Music Programme, the Aga Khan Historic Cities Programme, Aga Khan Museum, and a presentation on the notion of culture and pluralism.

Digital Magazine: AKTC At Home, Issue 2
Digital Magazine: AKTC At Home, Issue 2
8 May 2020

The second issue of AT HOME, a new digital magazine presenting the programmes and projects of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC).

Global Encounters calls youth to inspire hope
Global Encounters calls youth to inspire hope
5 May 2020

As our world faces the unprecedented challenge of fighting the novel coronavirus, we must acknowledge that we are living through a very unique time in modern human history. While some of us are facing challenges in making lifestyle adjustments to shelter in place, others are facing significant constraints, battling isolation, struggling with unemployment and financial uncertainty, or fulfilling a call of duty to protect communities and loved ones.

TEDx talk at Ismaili Centre shines light on tuberculosis, an infectious threat to learn from
TEDx talk at Ismaili Centre shines light on tuberculosis, an infectious threat to learn from
28 April 2020

In his address at TEDxOudMetha, held at the Ismaili Centre Dubai weeks before widespread social distancing was implemented, Dr Salmaan Keshavjee, Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard University and Director of the Harvard Medical School’s Centre for Global Health Delivery, discussed how many other diseases, beyond Covid-19, continue to affect peoples’ quality of life and cause untimely death, including diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and even curable infectious diseases such as tuberculosis (TB).

Digital Magazine: AKTC At Home, Issue 1
Digital Magazine: AKTC At Home, Issue 1
27 April 2020

The inaugural issue of AT HOME, a new digital magazine presenting the programmes and projects of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC).

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