Nissa, 30, physically impaired and a single parent of one daughter, attended Youth Business Entrepreneurship Training in August 2014 and received an award of Rs. 75’000. With the award money, she bought a knitting machine, and her income has since increased from Rs. 500 a month to Rs. 4’000 a month.
"Enhancing Employability and Leadership of Youth (EELY)" programme
In early 2013, 25-year-old Nayab Fatima attended a carpentry workshop. She...
“Living with people from so many diverse backgrounds [at the Academy] helped me appreciate differences in people. This experience further helped me feel comfortable interacting with people from diverse cultures at Yale.” - Ruhi Manek, Alumni of Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa.
Alumnus Ham Serunjogi
Ham Serunjogi speaking at the conference on Export/Cross Border Businesses...
As part of its #Humansoftheworld series, the Aga Khan Foundation USA is thanking its supporters by showcasing "...stories of appreciation, self-reliance, and strength". One of the profiles featured recently on their website includes that of AKA Mombasa graduate, Ham Serunjogi, from the Class of 2012.
Meet the toymaker of Kashka-Suu
Kurbanaliev Abutalip creating toys with his three-year-old child Nursamit....
In his rural home in the Kyrgyz Republic, Kurbanaliev Abutalip crouches in front of a makeshift work bench and spreads out his materials: scraps of wood, empty plastic bottles, nails, hammers, screwdrivers, and a saw. With these basic supplies, Abutalip has found a way to craft a connection with his three children: making toys.