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The Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, which is dedicated to presenting an overview of the artistic, intellectual, and scientific contributions that Muslim civilizations have made to world heritage, will open its doors to the public on September 18, 2014. The Museum’s permanent collection of over 1,000 objects includes masterpieces that reflect a broad range of artistic styles and materials.
The recent visit by His Highness the Aga Khan opened up Tanzania to greater investments in the economic and social development of the country. The Aga Khan, who has been a friend of Tanzania since before independence, is a keen follower and partner in the socio-economic development of nations in Africa and Asia. The Aga Khan Development Network agencies presently active in the country span from social sectors such as health and education, to economic and cultural such as banking, tourism, telecom, insurance, infrastructure, cultural and historic cities programs in Zanzibar to name a few.
A new 2.5 kilometer road connecting the Khorog Intercity Road to the Dasht Village was completed by the University of Central Asia (UCA) recently. The two-lane Dasht road is part of several infrastructure projects completed by UCA, which are essential for full-scale construction to begin, and have employed to some 250 local residents. The road took five months to complete and connects the University’s Khorog main campus site to the upper Dasht plateau, where many local communities reside.
The Aga Khan Foundation and Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) have been working in Afghanistan for nearly two decades now. Dr. Matt Reed, CEO, Agha Khan Foundation, India said, "India's contributions to Afghanistan’s development through the AKDN have been substantial. We have a large number of Indians that have worked for us in Afghanistan, bringing their knowledge from a whole variety of sectors, ranging from world development health care, education, financial services, mobile telephony and other sectors." The engagement started in 1995, during Afghanistan's civil war.
The French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) laid the cornerstones of the mother and child house, Postgraduate Medical Education Program building extension, and staff house in its existing campus in order to expand effective health services and programs in Afghanistan aimed at serving needy Afghans better. Ms. Nurjehan Mawani, the Diplomatic Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Afghanistan, said that “FMIC has achieved excellence in many fields in healthcare in Afghanistan.