Basketball clinics in India and Pakistan foster international fellowship
Basketball clinics in India and Pakistan foster international fellowship
29 March 2019

In response to Mawlana Hazar Imam’s vision to bring together jamats from around the world, several American Ismaili athletes recently traveled to India and Pakistan to demonstrate fellowship  through sports.

During the Diamond Jubilee year, Khudododova Tursunmo established 60 Community Based Savings Groups for Ismaili women who had dreams of uplifting the quality of life for their families.
During the Diamond Jubilee year, Khudododova Tursunmo established 60 Community Based Savings Groups for Ismaili women who had dreams of uplifting the quality of life for their families.
A gift like no other
A gift like no other
26 February 2019

Seated in a Pamiri home in Khorog, Tajikistan, 73-year-old Khudododova Tursunmo listened intently to a presentation on Nazrana. She learned that Ismailis worldwide would have the opportunity to pledge a Diamond Jubilee gift of time and knowledge to Mawlana Hazar Imam. A retiree and grandmother of five, Khudododova wondered what gift she could give the Imam to show her love.

TKN volunteer helps to build AKU’s dental hygiene programme and clinic
TKN volunteer helps to build AKU’s dental hygiene programme and clinic
21 February 2019

When Salima Alibhai served on her first Aga Khan University (AKU) TKN assignment in 2015, she could not have anticipated that it would change the course of her future.

By participating in the design of an education app, volunteers have helped AKF leapfrog quality teaching and learning through technology, including in Mombasa, Kenya.
By participating in the design of an education app, volunteers have helped AKF leapfrog quality teaching and learning through technology, including in Mombasa, Kenya.
Aga Khan Foundation’s TKN volunteer pools making global impact
Aga Khan Foundation’s TKN volunteer pools making global impact
24 January 2019

How can someone on one side of the world affect an initiative on the other side? Or contribute to making an improvement to a large-scale process? Or share the knowledge they have acquired through years of education and experience? The stories of TKN volunteers Ali Thanawalla, Adam Jutha, and Huma Pabani are all examples of short-term, remote assignments with the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), which have made a significant impact on the agency's work.

Breast surgery experts undertake assessment at AKU Pakistan
Breast surgery experts undertake assessment at AKU Pakistan
4 December 2018

Dr Anees Chagpar and Dr Farin Amersi served on a TKN assignment with the Aga Khan University (AKU) in Karachi for three weeks in September and October this year, in their first visit to Pakistan, to assess the breast cancer programme at AKU.

Playing a key role in the establishment of the UCA Library
Playing a key role in the establishment of the UCA Library
6 November 2018

Karim Marani’s TKN journey with the University of Central Asia (UCA) began in March 2013 when he received a call to determine his interest in contributing to the design of the university’s academic library. This was in preparation for UCA’s inaugural undergraduate programs across three campuses in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan. Karim has an undergraduate degree in Library and Information Science from East Africa and a Master’s degree in Educational Technology from the USA. He is currently Director of the Learning Resource Center, McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Denmark TKN volunteer undertakes assessment of AKAH Afghanistan IT infrastructure
Denmark TKN volunteer undertakes assessment of AKAH Afghanistan IT infrastructure
24 September 2018

Denmark-based Information Technology (IT) professional, Shaukat Khan, heads global IT infrastructure for Novo Nordisk, a multinational pharmaceutical company. He has extensive experience in leading infrastructure and development teams. Prior to Novo Nordisk, he worked with UNICEF’s HQ IT Centre in Copenhagen.

Dr. Lalani training nurses on how to read an ECG, so that heart attacks can be diagnosed rapidly and accurately.
Dr. Lalani training nurses on how to read an ECG, so that heart attacks can be diagnosed rapidly and accurately.
TKN doctor strengthens Aga Khan Hospital emergency department in Tanzania
TKN doctor strengthens Aga Khan Hospital emergency department in Tanzania
6 September 2018

Dr Fazila Lalani, a full-time emergency physician with the Aga Khan Health Services, Tanzania, is working in her ideal job, and it started as a TKN assignment.

NBC journalist teaches economics principles to students at UCA
NBC journalist teaches economics principles to students at UCA
9 July 2018

When Ali Velshi was offered the chance to teach economics to a group of students at the University of Central Asia (UCA), it was a great opportunity for him to learn new aspects about the industry he has worked in for 25 years.

Epidemiologist provides expertise in managing outbreak in Tajikistan
Epidemiologist provides expertise in managing outbreak in Tajikistan
20 June 2018

In February this year, Dr. Umed Ali Ajani, Associate Director for Science at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, travelled to Tajikistan for a week to provide guidance on managing a heliotrope outbreak and preventing similar incidents in the future. A physician by training, Dr. Ajani has worked in the United States as an epidemiologist for more than 20 years. His TKN assignment was with the US Ismaili Health Professionals Association (IHPA) and the US Aga Khan Health Board (AKHB), institutions he has previously served with. The onsite host institution was Aga Khan Health Services Tajikistan (AKHS-T).

Husband and wife exemplify dedication to TKN service
Husband and wife exemplify dedication to TKN service
26 April 2018

Over the past few years, Sadru and Nishat Damji have served on TKN assignments with several AKDN and Jamati institutions in many countries.

Cytologist makes key contribution at AKU Hospital Nairobi
Cytologist makes key contribution at AKU Hospital Nairobi
27 March 2018

When Rosemin Kara received the phone call asking her if she would be interested in teaching cytology at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi (AKUHN) she was, in her words, “surprised, excited and humbled to be offered such a fabulous TKN opportunity”.