For centuries, Central Asia has been home to a mix of diverse cultures, societies and traditions. The Soviet era witnessed great leaps in education in the region and the emergence of a literate society immersed in the rich fabric of the period’s literature, arts and culture.
Since their independence from the Soviet Union, Central Asian states have begun the process of reviving the rich culture heritages which were often overlooked during the Soviet era. The Aga Khan Trust of Culture (AKTC) seeks to support these efforts of the peoples of Central Asia.
Through its programmes in Tajikistan, AKTC is helping to preserve, develop and promote local musical traditions, rehabilitate communal spaces, and facilitate effective urban planning.