In Tajikistan, the Aga Khan Lycée (AKL) is dedicated to the development of pre-primary education for all children. The Early Childhood Development programme at AKL currently enrolls over 80 children of ages 3 to 5 years, in a half-day programme. It focuses on best (researched) practices to nurture a caring and stimulating environment for children of pre-primary age, including supporting the use of mother tongue, as well as, Tajik and English languages.
To explore new developments, the University of Central Asia recently held an online Conference on "Why Countries Need Digital Resilience Strategies: Safeguarding Digital Transformation in the Age of Covid-19". It provided a platform to raise awareness about digital resilience, and shared views from an international panel of cyber security experts. The conference also discussed action plans for the government and other stakeholders to better manage crisis situations such as the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Aga Khan Health Services Tanzania (AKHS,T) in partnership with the French Development Agency signed a-€300,000 grant agreement to establish infectious diseases units in the hospitals of Dar es Salaam and Mwanza. Speaking at a signing ceremony in Dar es Salaam, Regional CEO of AKHS in East Africa, Mr Sulaiman Shahabuddin, said the grant would enable AKHS to address challenges pertaining to infectious diseases control management.
The Aga Khan Health Services in Tanzania and the French Development Agency signed a €300,000 grant to establish infectious diseases units in Dar es Salaam and Mwanza. The grant, according to a joint statement, is expected to enable the Aga Khan Hospital in Dar es Salaam to adequately respond to pandemics, such as Covid-19 including addressing issues pertaining to inadequate health infrastructure and capacity.
The Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) Tajikistan has presented medical and emergency response items to the local governments of Khatlon and Sughd to aid ongoing COVID-19 response efforts in these regions. The donations are AKAH’s first official COVID-19 support to the Khatlon and Sughd local governments. The donations come as local institutions and communities in the region are ramping up efforts to curb the spread of the virus.