In July 2021, during his tour of the Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karimabad, Hunza, Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Education, Mr. Shafqat Mahmood, praised the Aga Khan Education Services for providing quality education to students in some of the remotest parts of Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral.
World Water Week 2021: Enhancing access to sustainable water supplies
An AKAH supported water supply scheme ensures that local residents have...
In mountainous Gilgit Baltistan of northern Pakistan, where communities are small and presumably tightly knit, mobilising residents to pay for and operate water infrastructure appears to work well in providing them sustainable access to clean water. To determine the feasibility of this approach in the region’s more urban areas that have much larger and more transient populations and different social dynamics, the Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations in London has launched a study whose results will hopefully be of interest not only to the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat and the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan but also actors elsewhere in the developing world where access to water is a problem.
Ugandan school addresses non-attendance using human-centred design
Three girls enrolled in Schools2030 – a 10-year learning improvement...
In Kampala, Uganda, a team of educators at Kiswa Primary School used the Schools2030 Human-Centred Design Toolkit to tackle the question: “How might we better support children from low-income families to stay in school?” They are reporting early signs of success and the potential for replication in other schools in the future.
The first class: Making history at the University of Central Asia
In June 2021, UCA's first convocation ceremony honoured the first class of...
The early years of a child’s life are crucial for developing life-long skills and sets the foundation for all subsequent learning, but in Tajikistan, pre-school education is not an option for a large majority of children. Since 2009, the Aga Khan Foundation has been working to meet this critical need for more early childhood development centres and to date has helped 18,000 Tajik children aged 3-6 years gain access to such services.