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  • Aga Khan University Graduates 823 Ugandan Head Teachers

    November 19, 2014 - New Vision, John Agaba

    The Aga Khan University Institute of Educational Development in East Africa awarded Certificates in Educational Leadership and Management programme to 823 Ugandan Secondary School head teachers. The 823 head teachers from Ugandan Universal Secondary Education schools graduated after successfully participating in the International University Educational Leadership and Management training course, from April to July 2014. They were selected by the Ugandan education ministry to participate in the program.

  • Abdullah Abdullah Commends FMIC for Healthcare Services

    November 13, 2014 - Afghanistan Times

    The French Medical institute for Children (FMIC) started the Vision and Dental Care Services the other day. Chief Executive Officer of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah was the chief guest. The FMIC was founded in 2006 as a unique public-private partnership between the Governments of France and Afghanistan, the Aga Khan Development Network and a French NGO – La Chaine de L’Espoir/Enfants Afghans. The Institute has risen to the challenge of charting a course towards sustainable health solutions for Afghanistan.

  • AKA, Mombasa Selected as a Microsoft Showcase School

    November 11, 2014 - Aga Khan Academies

    The Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa has been selected by the Microsoft Corporation to be a Showcase School. This elite status is given to only 150 schools across 75 countries worldwide and the Academy is the only school in Eastern Africa and one of two schools in Sub Saharan Africa to be selected. The Academy was selected as a Showcase School in recognition of excellence in transforming its learning environment to deliver more personalised education to students, and using mobile and cloud technology to better prepare students for success in the workplace.

  • Nine Projects Shortlisted for Urban Age Awards in India

    November 8, 2014 - OneWorld South Asia

    The jury for the Deutsche Bank Urban Age Award has announced a shortlist of 9 projects that have been selected out of 135 applications for the award in Delhi. The award is a travelling prize endowed that recognises initiatives that improve the quality of life and the quality of the urban environment within a specific city (Delhi for the 2014 award). One of the shortlisted projects includes the Aga Khan Foundation Urban Regeneration in Nizamuddin.

  • India Matters: Toilet Stories From the Capital

    November 8, 2014 - New Delhi Television , Sutapa Deb

    Growing aspirations are creating a huge demand for toilets and Prime Minister Narender Modi has promised to build 100 million toilets across the country. Under a public private partnership initiative with the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, the Aga Khan Development Network began to rebuild and upgrade the community toilets in the basti. This is the larger of the two facilities which was re-launched a year ago.  Clean, airy and well lit, there are cubicles for bathing and courtyards for washing clothes.

  • The Emerging Power of Giving in Africa

    November 7, 2014 - Huffington Post, David Barnard

    In many parts of Africa, philanthropic giving is still an underdeveloped practice. Reasons for this include the absence of a vibrant nonprofit sector, active corporate citizens, and institutional mechanisms aimed at encouraging giving practices. Political instability and the poor state of the economy were also contributing factors in the past. However, a new initiative spearheaded by the Aga Khan Foundation and other active in Kenya, the new Yetu initiative -- meaning "Our" in Kiswahili -- will catalyze community philanthropy in support of civil society organizations.

  • Pakistan's Maternal, Neonatal Study

    November 6, 2014 - Dawn, Faiza Ilyas

    A prospective study of maternal, foetal and neonatal deaths in low and middle income countries the three-year study was aimed at quantifying maternal, foetal and neonatal mortalities, identifying the period and conditions when deaths occur and ascertaining relationships between maternal deaths and stillbirths and neonatal deaths. The department of community health sciences of the Aga Khan University (AKU) from Pakistan collaborated in the study along with other partner institutions.

  • On Saturday, November 15, around 7,000 participants will race to end global poverty in the annual Houston Partnership Walk at Sam Houston Park. The Houston Partnership Walk/Run is an initiative of Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A. (AKF USA) to raise awareness and funds that reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in Africa and Asia. Last year’s event raised $1.4 million for AKF programs to reduce poverty.

  • Nearly 1,000 participants raced to end global poverty in Agha Khan Foundation USA’s annual San Francisco Partnership Walk/Run at Central Park and Lake Elizabeth here Oct. 19. An initiative to raise awareness and funds to reduce poverty, hunger, illiteracy and poor health in Africa and Asia, the walk raised $316,000 for AKF USA’s programs worldwide.

  • Aga Khan Keen to Deal with Cancers

    November 2, 2014 - The Citizen

    The Aga Khan has charted plans aimed at improving its ability to check the spread of cancers among Tanzanians. One such of strategies is increasing diagnostic camps. The move by Aga Khan Hospital comes at a time when records show that 44,000 new patients are diagnosed with cancers each year in the country and most of them do not have access to curative services.

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