Following in the footsteps of previous cohorts, the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa’s Class of 2020 received record-breaking results in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme this year. In addition to the Academy once again scoring highly, the percentage of top scorers was also above the global average – with nine students scoring an outstanding 40 points and above. Of these, two students Muskaan Baidhani and Alisha Doshi scored an impressive 44 points out of a possible 45.
Building a “model resilient city” in Khorog, Tajikistan
Tajikistan’s Governor of Gorno-Badakhshan, His Excellency Yodgor Fayzov...
The Resilient Khorog Steering Committee had its first meeting in mid-September 2020, bringing together Government planning and investments with initiatives by the community, the private sector, AKDN institutions and international partners. The programme is designed to set up the structures, systems and capacity to transform Khorog into a model resilient city that is a place for sustainable economic growth and investment and that has a dynamic urban planning environment.
Responding to a devastating flash flood in Afghanistan’s Parwan province
AKAH delivered relief packages including tents, solar lamps, hygiene kits,...
A devastating flash flood hit Charikar City of Parwan Province, Afghanistan at 2:00 pm on 25 August 2020, killing 130 people and injuring 140 more, mostly women and children. The flood also destroyed 500 homes. Even though the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat does not currently work in Parwan province, AKAH deployed its Search and Rescue Team (SARTs) to the affected area the same day.
Stories from the Afghanistan Women's Empowerment Program (AWEP)
In Waras Centre, a village in Bamyan, traditional and elected leaders –...
The Afghanistan Women’s Empowerment Program (AWEP), a project of the Aga Khan Foundation Canada, is a four-year project that aims to advance women’s empowerment through increasing the social and economic participation of women in the provinces of Baghlan, Bamyan and Takhar. By creating both strong institutions as gender equality champions and an environment where women are able to choose to pursue opportunities, individual women can be empowered socially and economically to make confident decisions about their future and engage with the society around them.
Access to clean water in Wakhan Corridor
Residents enjoy year-round access to safe, piped drinking water that meets...
Due to snowfall in winter and landslides and floods in summer, the villages around the Wakhan corridor (some of which lie at an altitude of over 3,000 metres) remain cut off for up to four months every year. Many villages along the Afghan-Pakistan border lack access to safe water supplies. In response, the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat (AKAH), with the support of the PATRIP Foundation, is constructing 15 climate resilient drinking water schemes.