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  • A young girl at the Aga Khan School Booni, Chitral, Pakistan. 54% of the 27,000 AKES,P (Pakistan) students are girls.
    AKDN / Noor Fareed
  • Students celebrating their graduation at the Aga Khan University Convocation Ceremony in Karachi.
    AKDN / Hakim Sons
  • Today, the education activities of AKDN extend from early childhood development to operating the country's leading medical university.
    AKDN
  • The Aga Khan University’s Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan.
    AKDN / Gary Otte
  • A young girl at the Aga Khan School Booni, Chitral, Pakistan. 54% of the 27,000 AKES,P (Pakistan) students are girls.
    AKDN / Noor Fareed
Education

Education activities pre-date the existence of AKDN institutions, going back to the creation, by His Highness the Aga Khan’s grandfather, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah, of community-based literacy centres for girls in villages scattered across the remote Karakorum Mountains in the late 1940s.  In 1946, to commemorate Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah’s sixty years as Imam (spiritual leader) of the Ismaili Community, Diamond Jubilee Schools were established for girls across Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral in Pakistan.  Today, the education activities of AKDN extend from early childhood development to operating the country's leading medical university.  Its programmes have reached tens of thousands of teachers and millions of students.