Gali of Surjan Singh and the Gali Gubarchian, located in Lahore Pakistan, are interlinked and the complex is known as Koocha Charakh Garan. These are typical of the remaining historical fabric of the walled city. Gali of Surjan Singh and Gali Gubarchian have almost 23 buildings which represent the transformations in technology and architectural expressions that were affecting Lahore during the colonial period. This complex was restored by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in 2011 and the restoration work has also been recognised by the UNESCO.
On 17 June, Vancouverites will join Canadians across the country for the 34th annual World Partnership Walk to help fight global poverty. What started in 1985 by a small group of women here in Vancouver who raised $55,000 (equivalent to about $120,000 today) from 1,000 supporters, the Walk has turned into the largest event of its kind in Canada. An initiative of Aga Khan Foundation Canada (AKFC), it has raised over $100 million since inception – and 100% of these funds go directly to international development projects in Africa and Asia.
Last week, two California State University, Northridge (CSUN) professors (Kathleen Rowlands and Brian Foley) arrived at the Aga Khan Academy (AKA) Mombasa. They are there for a three-week programme designed to provide professional development for the Academy’s teachers and to learn more about the Academy and its teaching methodology. Focused on improving student literacy, this visit will give Professor Rowlands an insight into the Academy's approach to teaching English and creative writing, and to discuss the latest research with the staff.
Severe bleeding during pregnancy or delivery is the leading cause of maternal death in both developed and developing countries, mostly preventable with adequate management. The Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, opted for a midwifery-obstetrician team model of care whereby a consultant obstetrician gynaecologist is available on campus at any given time of day and night, assisted by a team of other professionals to attend to these emergency pregnancy conditions in order to save lives and assure safe deliveries.
The Aga Khan Museum will partner with the Uganda Canada Convention and on 2 July, will host a special reception for Uganda Parliamentarians, the High Commission and other dignitaries from Uganda. A representative of the Aga Khan Foundation will also be a featured guest speaker during the Uganda Canadian Business Expo on 30 June.