Monthly Archives: May 2010

Building bridges: Aga Khan to Initiate New Canadian Museum

TORONTO – Canadian tolerance and pluralism will take another leap forward on Friday when the Aga Khan opens two key institutions and a park in Toronto. The Aga Khan will participate in the foundation ceremony of the first ever Aga … Continue reading

Posted in Arts & Culture, Exibitions/Conferences

World Partnership Walk through Stanley Park to take place Sunday

Over 12,000 people are expected to walk through Stanley Park this Sunday to support development programs like education in Afghanistan. The World Partnership Walk, organized through the Aga Khan Foundation, will take place at 10 a.m. on Sunday at the … Continue reading

Posted in Partnership walk

The Green School Showcases Bamboo Construction in Indonesia

The Green School Showcases Bamboo Construction in Indonesia By Bridgette Meinhold Bamboo is an incredibly versatile material, which is why environmentalists and designers John and Cynthia Hardy wanted to showcase it in their gorgeous Green School in Indonesia. The remarkable … Continue reading

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Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Canada to lay foundation of Ismaili Centre, museum and park

Ottawa, 26 May 2010 — Mawlana Hazar Imam arrived in Ottawa this afternoon, marking the start of a two-day visit to Canada during which he will participate in the Foundation Ceremony of the Ismaili Centre, the first-ever Aga Khan Museum for Islamic Art and Culture, and … Continue reading

Posted in International Visits

The Aga Khan University, Pakistan: Dedicating a day to midwives and nurses

Karachi, Pakistan, May 26, 2010: Every year in May, midwives and nurses around the world celebrate the International Day of the Midwife (IDM) and International Nurses Day (IND) to raise awareness about the role of midwives and nurses in our … Continue reading

Posted in AKU Pakistan

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture : 2010 Shortlist Announced

2010 Shortlist Announced The 19 nominees for the 11th Cycle of Aga Khan Award for Architecture have been announced. The nominees, which include a textile factory in Turkey, a school built on a bridge in China and a wetlands project … Continue reading

Posted in AKAA

New chapter in Canadian Ismaili story set to unfold in the Don Mills neighbourhood of Toronto

The Toronto neighbourhood of Don Mills is one of the city’s most diverse neighbourhoods — indeed, it is counted among the most diverse in Canada. “This is a very unique place,” says Mohamed Dhanani. “It’s incredible to see families and … Continue reading

Posted in Ismaili Centres

Media advisory – Aga Khan to launch new institutions in Toronto, Canada

TORONTO, May 26 /CNW Telbec/ – On Friday, May 28, 2010, His Highness the Aga Khan will participate in the Foundation Ceremony to mark the beginning of the development of the Ismaili Centre, the first-ever Aga Khan Museum for Islamic … Continue reading

Posted in Ismaili News

Aga Khan University – School of Nursing Celebrates 29th Lamp Lighting Ceremony

May 24 2010; Karachi: Aga Khan University School of Nursing is holding its 29th Lamp Lighting Ceremony. The Lamp Lightning Ceremony is a symbolic tribute to Rufayda Al Aslamiya, the first Muslim nurse and to Florence Nightingale, the pioneer of … Continue reading

Posted in AKU Pakistan

Aga Khan University, Pakistan: Celebrates World No Tobbaco Day 2010

Posted in AKU Pakistan

Film Screening: Sufi Soul: The Mystic Music of Islam

Jun 5, 2010 11:00 AM at the Caroline Wiess Law Building Film Screenings Sufi Soul: The Mystic Music of Islam Saturdays, June 5 and 12 Screenings at: 11:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. Music lies at the heart of the … Continue reading

Posted in MusiK East

Hunza disaster and schools

HUNZA has been a role model for the rest of Pakistan in terms of its high literacy rate and school enrolment figures. According to one estimate, the literacy rate of Hunza is around 90 per cent, which becomes even more … Continue reading

Posted in Natural Disasters

Aga Khan University Holds Advanced Diploma Graduation Ceremony

One hundred and sixty-three students were awarded diplomas in a graduation ceremony held on May 22, 2010 at the Gymnasium of the Aga Khan University Sports and Rehabilitation Centre, Karachi. University Provost Dr William Doe delivered the welcome speech at … Continue reading

Posted in AKU Pakistan

Homage to the villagers of Kenya

The Donor: Gulnar Carlisle The Gift: $52,000 and climbing The Cause: The Aga Khan Foundation The Reason: To support development projects in Kenya When Gulnar Carlisle was 21 years old her parents made a fateful decision. It was 1977 and … Continue reading

Posted in Ismailis On Front

Landslide lake devastates China trade

GILGIT, PAKISTAN // A landslide dam in northern Pakistan that has cut off road access to China since January has bankrupted the local trading community and threatens to destroy the mountainous region’s economy should it collapse and unleash mass flooding. … Continue reading

Posted in Articles

Update from Focus Humanitarian Assistance

Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) would like to provide the Jamat with a brief follow-up update on its collaboration with Jamati institutions, Aga Khan Development Network agencies and Pakistan’s national agencies in response to the devastating landslide that occurred in the Attabad … Continue reading

Posted in Focus Humanitarien, Ismaili News

Hunza Lake Crisis Worsens

Further landslides are exacerbating the threat that a newly formed 16km-long lake on the River Hunza in northern Pakistan may burst its banks, with local NGOs saying up to 13,000 people have already been displaced. Federal Minister Manzoor Wattoo has … Continue reading

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