Tanzania will save 25 billion per year from transferring patients to overseas upon completion of a major expansion of the Aga Khan Hospital that will see the health facility develop into a major teaching and tertiary academic medical centre.
Roshan, Afghanistan’s leading communications provider, announced it awarded “Student of the Year” scholarships to thirteen top students from participating universities in Afghanistan. The scholarships were awarded as part of Roshan’s “Yaraan by Roshan” brand, an exclusive platform designed to empower Afghan youth.
The University of Central Asia (UCA) recognized the achievements of the Second Annual Summer Camp’s 73 participants in a closing ceremony at the Royal Beach Resort in Kyrgyzstan’s Issyk Kul region on August 8, 2016. Over three weeks, UCA hosted top students from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan at the innovative Summer Camp, an integrated academic enrichment experience for Grade 10 students. Summer Camp participants built friendships and long-lasting relationships through science, debate, sports, drama and field trips, where they gained valuable experience practicing English-language skills and studying collaboratively.
A Living History will open at The Aga Khan Museum Toronto on October 15, 2016. The exhibition brings together over 5,000 years of art highlighting the contributions that the diverse cultures within Syria — Mesopotamian, Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Persian, Ottoman, and Arab — have made to world heritage. The exhibition, which represents collaboration between eight international museums and private collections, will run through February 27, 2017.
Every three years hundreds of building projects from countries with a significant Muslim presence compete in the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for US$ 1 million in prize money. This year, out of 348 projects, 19 have made the shortlist across 14 different countries. Frances Marcellin checks out three of these innovative architectural designs.