Pamir Energy, a project company of AKFED, has won a prestigious international award for bringing clean energy to eastern Tajikistan and northern Afghanistan. The 2017 International Ashden Award for Increasing Energy Access will be handed out to Pamir Energy, the first public-private partnership in Tajikistan, for restoring 11 small hydro power plants and upgrading 4,300 km of old transmission and distribution facilities in eastern Tajikistan.
On June 9th, the first heart laboratory, outside Nairobi, opened at the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa. First Lady Margaret Kenyatta led a colourful inauguration ceremony of the state-of-the-art cardiac catheterisation laboratory that was also graced by Princess Zahra Aga Khan. The new unit consists of modern equipment capable of performing complex cardiac procedures including angioplasties and pacemakers, and a three-bed coronary care unit all supported by advanced radiology and other diagnostic services.
The Aga Khan Lyceum educates over 950 students from Grades 1 to 11 with a graduation rate above 90 percent. It aims to provide students with high quality of education and prepare them for further studies at first-rate universities. The Aga Khan Lyceum, similar to the Aga Khan Schools around the world, strives to create a harmonious balance between academic demands, sporting and cultural activities and community life.
From May 12th to 22nd, the Aswan Music Project organised a series of workshops in the villages near Cairo, Egypt. The pilot project included songs creation with children to use the power of music to mobilise, educate and reconnect the community while exploring, preserving and transmitting a rich musical heritage. The Aswan Music Project is the newest AKND initiative in Aswan, commissioned by the Aga Khan Music Initiative (AKMI).
If people are keen to learn about Canadian values, all they need to do is look at the World Partnership Walk, which took place in Stanley Park on May 28th. Organized by Canada's Ismaili community, it raises vast amounts of money every year to support the Aga Khan Foundation Canada's antipoverty, health, and education programmes in Africa and Asia.