A massive LEGO sculpture of a futuristic reimagining of an ancient West African trade hub has joined the Aga Khan Museum’s permanent collection. Made from about 100,000 black LEGO pieces, Kumbi Saleh 3020 CE, a 30 square feet sculpture, is part of Ghanaian-Canadian artist Ekow Nimako’s Museum-commissioned series "Building Black: Civilizations." The artist stated: "The Aga Khan Museum provided me with the resources and platform to explore my artistic craft and Ghanaian history while making it possible to share my insights and ideas with a vibrant and curious community."
The Aga Khan Health Services, Pakistan (AKHS, P) is making strenuous efforts to provide health facilities to the people in the far-off and backward areas of Chitral district. AKHS, P CEO, Nadeem Hussain Abbas, said that AKHS, P was making basic health facilities available to the poor in the remote areas despite financial constraints. He added that steps would be taken to establish a modern laboratory and provision of the ultrasound machine and other equipment to the Madaklasht Health Centre.
Situated on about 90 acres, Sunder Nursery is slowly becoming a household name among nature lovers of Delhi. The nursery was renovated by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and opened to the public in 2018. Since then, it has slowly become a popular destination for Delhiites who enjoy a walk among nature.
In Canada, the University of Alberta Botanic Garden is opening its doors for winter fun this month. For the next few weeks, the University of Alberta Botanic Garden is hosting Date Night Under the Stars, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. The event opens the garden to guests as a year-round destination.The initiative started on Valentine’s Day weekend to offer visitors to the garden an alternative outdoor activity and give grownups a chance to enjoy a winter date night.Activities include taking a trip down an ice slide, and strolling through the Kurimoto Japanese and Aga Khan Gardens.
Nation.Africa crossed the 200,000 mark in registered users in just under five months, a boost for Nation Media Group (NMG)’s digital transformation programme. The achievement cements NMG’s position among media houses on the continent that have transformed to digital brands and succeeded. Coming at a time the media business has been disrupted, the subscriptions stamps the Group’s commitment to generating content that informs, educates and entertains while keeping in mind the changing needs and trends of the industry.