The University of Central Asia’s (UCA) Co-operative Education Programme offers work placements to students where they apply in-class learning to real life professional experiences within their field of study across private, public and community-based sectors. This story was written by Zarrina Gafurova as part of a series of personal reflections from UCA students on their internship experiences.
Mahek Shah, a Diploma Programme 1 student at the Aga Khan Academy (AKA) Mombasa, has had a love of flying for as long as she can remember. Through her Middle Years Programme (MYP) curriculum, a part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) at AKA Mombasa, Mahek was able to take her passion and turn it into Wings for Women – a project educating teenage girls in Kenya on becoming pilots.
Walid Ahmed: My passion for my community motivates me every day
The Aga Khan Foundation has been working with youth groups in northern Kenya for a number of years to help create opportunities for its young people. We spoke to Walid Ahmed, Director of Lamu Youth Alliance, to find out how his organisation is working to keep people safe during the pandemic.
Protecting farmer’s incomes during COVID-19 in Bihar, India
Afroj Alam works alongside the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and farmers in Bihar to improve the quality of pulse crops and increase the incomes of farmers. In this interview he explains how this work has been disrupted by the pandemic and how he and his partners are adapting to support farmers in the region.
Jacqueline Tindi: AKU nursing alumna leads ICU at new hospital
Jacqueline Tindi is at the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. She leads the critical care unit at the new Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral & Research Hospital that is serving the growing population of Nairobi and central Kenya.