Last November, forty bright minds from across Pakistan worked together virtually to address some of the pressing cultural challenges facing their communities at the Arts and Culture Hackathon 2021.
A pioneering partnership between the Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP), under the auspices of ITREB, Pakistan, and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) Education Programme, the Hackathon focused on four key areas of art and culture: Architecture, Displaying Heritage, Historic Cities and Music.
Seeking knowledge is inextricably linked to faith and spirituality in the Muslim tradition. In his address during the foundation laying ceremony of the Aga Khan Academy in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Mawlana Hazar Imam spoke of the intersection of education and faith. He said that, “The Holy Qur’an sees the discovery of knowledge as a spiritual responsibility, enabling us to better understand and more ably serve God’s creation.”
Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan lays the foundation of two state-of-the-art regional Aga Khan Higher Secondary Schools in Gupis and Yasin, promising continuity of quality education until grade 12 for the students of the region.
“I want to be an author, so people can enjoy reading my stories and praise me.” -Sadaqat Shah
Parwaaz is a first of its kind parental education programme in Pakistan which is introduced to Jamat based on Mawlana Hazar Imam’s guidance on Early Childhood Development (ECD).
The English Language Enhancement Programme (ELEP) is an 8-level English Language Diploma Programme that is adopted from Pakistan American Cultural Centre (PACC) to provide English Language teaching to the Jamat.
Three decades is a relatively short period in the history of a university, but the impact that the Aga Khan University has had in its formative years is not to be underestimated. And while the institution may be young, its spirit is far older.