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  • Program Offers New Ideas on Class Management, Teaching Methods

    June 16, 2014 - Daily Nation, Rebecca Okwany

    Mombasa Teachers Service Commission director Ibrahim Rugut once said at a forum: “Teachers act as role models. Through mentorship, they shape the future career of their students.” In a few years to come, more than 46,000 pupils in coastal Kenya will be putting to practice skills passed down to them by their teachers. The program is named Strengthening Education Systems in East Africa Project.

  • His Highness the Aga Khan, Founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), and Suzanne Jabbour, Lebanese doctor, chair of the Executive Committee of the International Council for the rehabilitation of victims of torture, are receiving today the 2013 North-South Centre Prize. His Highness the Aga Khan is globally recognized for his commitment, through the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), to the development and improvement of the living conditions of vulnerable populations.

  • Catholic Relief Services and the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, together with the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (PCJP), will convene a two-day symposium regarding Impact Investing to be held just outside the Vatican in Rome, Italy on June 16-17, 2014.

  • The Aga Khan Receives 2013 North-South Prize

    June 12, 2014 - Aga Khan Development Network

    His Highness the Aga Khan today received the Council of Europe’s annual North-South Prize for his commitment to furthering a more pluralistic society as well as his achievements in improving the quality of life of vulnerable populations through the work of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). He becomes the first Muslim religious leader to be awarded the Prize. Read the full press release here and read a full transcript of his remarks here.

  • 'We're for investments to improve health services'

    June 12, 2014 - IPP Media, Malela Kassim

    The government of Tanzania has urged the general public to use health services offered in the country’s facilities and ignore the notion that it is better to be treated abroad. “I’m very delighted to see that private health facilities including the Aga Khan Hospital are still eager to bring development in this crucial sector in the country…as government, we promise to continue supporting them in whatever the case because we value their contribution,’’ the minister stressed. The hospital recently secured 130bn/- financial assistance from L’Agence Francaise de Development (AFD).

  • Jubilee Insurance Seeks Buy-outs

    June 10, 2014 - Daily Nation

    Jubilee Insurance is seeking mergers and acquisitions to expand its business as the insurer looks to raise additional funds from shareholders. “We are looking for mergers and acquisitions and are already talking with several companies. We want quality companies not just in Kenya, but in East Africa and internationally. Jubilee has funding for this,” company chairman Nizar Juma said. The chairman said the insurer was angling for a lead position in bancassurance and microinsurance which will open up products to more customers.

  • Visits to Kabul Recreational Sites, Shrines

    June 8, 2014 - Bakhtar News

    The Bagh-e-Babur garden is a recreational site of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, which welcomes nearly 7,000 people on the daily basis. The garden is the final resting place of the first Mogul emperor Babur and is considered one of the cultural monuments and historical sites of the country. Although much of the site was destroyed by warfare and vandalism in the 20th century, it was rebuilt in 2002-06 by Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

  • Princess Zahra Aga Khan joins Silver Jubilee

    June 7, 2014 - The Daily Star

    Princess Zahra Aga Khan visited The Aga Khan School in Dhaka yesterday on the occasion of the school's 25th anniversary. Students, teachers as well as officials of the Aga Khan Development Network and the Ismaili Council attended the ceremony celebrating the school's Silver Jubilee. Princess Zahra spoke with students, teachers and leaders of the school about the importance of education. Read the full article from The Daily Star here.

  • Toronto Summit Sets Goals on Maternal Health

    June 7, 2014 - Daily News, Deogratias Mushi

    The key to achieving lofty development goals is to remain focused on specific targets. This was declared by Canada’s Prime Minister Mr. Stephen Harper after a three-day international summit on Maternal and Child Health in Toronto last week. The Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the world’s 15 million Shia Ismaili Muslims, praised Mr. Harper for leadership on the issue, but said much more needs to be done. “The truth is that our efforts have been insufficient and uneven,” he said. “At the same time we must avoid the risk of frustration that sometimes accompanies a moment of reassessment.

  • As part of its efforts to reach out to underprivileged children, Delhi Government organized a summer camp in collaboration with the Aga Khan Foundation. The camp was organized in a municipal school in Nizamuddin Basti in Delhi in collaboration with Aga Khan Foundation and Bal Bhawan as part of Nizamuddin Basti Renewal Initiatives to provide underprivileged children with opportunities for learning and development.

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