Ten years ago, Francis planted a few vegetables on an abandoned playground in the neighbourhood of Makadara. Today, he cultivates dozens of crops, and raises geese, guinea pigs, chickens, goats, and – of course – rabbits. Francis tends to as many as 500 rabbits, which he sells to supermarkets and hotels for their meat.
Meet Asfiyo: A Pamiri woman saving lives through search and rescue
My name is Asfiyo and today I am exceptionally proud to be a part of the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH) team in Tajikistan as a member of the AKAH Search and Rescue Team. Today I had the opportunity to participate in a very high-profile national exercise where the Committee for Emergencies and Civil Defence for Tajikistan simulated the response to a major earthquake in my hometown of Khorog.
The Teacher Preparation Programme (TPP) is one of the Aga Khan Academies’ landmark teacher development initiatives. In this interview with Kamini Menon at the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad, TPP participant Afeera Maryam talks about the TPP’s unique aspects and her experience with the programme.
Raphael Mwachiti: Academy student uses haptic technology to help the visually impaired
Raphael Mwachiti, a student at the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa, has won the Ryerson Sandbox Basecamp prize for his innovation to assist visually impaired people, awarding him a grant of $5,000 CAD and specialist professional advice to help advance his start-up.