The year 2020 marked the 75th anniversary of the United Nations and its founding Charter. In acknowledgement of the United Nations, the Nursery and Primary sections of the Aga Khan School in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania held a special event in October 2020, where the importance of multiculturalism, acceptance and friendship were celebrated.
Aga Khan School students raise awareness on Covid-19 with short videos
"Tackling COVID-19 together" video contest winners at an Aga Khan School in...
Although they continue to study remotely, students from the Aga Khan School (AKS) in Osh thought of ways to help mitigate the spread and impact of Covid-19 amongst other students and in the broader community. One way to mitigate the spread was short videos. With support from their parents, many of them produced original, short information videos using various mobile applications.
Ensuring equity in the online classroom
Students at the Mama Parsi School in Karachi study while observing COVID-19...
To truly create an equitable online classroom, it is important to be aware of the home environments of teachers and students. To combat this issue, the Aga Khan University (AKU) partnered with Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan schools to allow AKU Institute of Educational Development and School of Nursing students to access their computer labs in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral.
Making masks for rural communities in Tajikistan
In the mountainous regions along Tajikistan's border with Afghanistan, AKF...
Roziyamo is thankful she can play a role in keeping her community safe from the COVID-19 pandemic. “My greatest wish is for this to be over soon and for people to be able to go back to their normal lives. Until then, we will continue to make masks for our community.”
Greenhouses a key to food insecurity in high altitude mountain areas
Due to limited growing seasons and the damage that can be caused by climate...
The beautiful high valleys of the Pamir Mountains hide a secret in plain sight. Food insecurity is rife, and has a serious bearing on the health of local people. To combat this issue, the Aga Khan Foundation is demonstrating how the construction of greenhouses can allow people to grow vegetables locally, fulfill basic nutritional requirements, and earn some extra income.