Aga Khan Academy Swimmers Excel in Competition


Ismailimail

The Aga Khan Academy were the overall winners with 392.50 points winning 18 gold, 14 silver and 8 bronze medals from Gakenia Nyaga, Luca Mancini, Ivan Hart, Tugi Nyagi, Sathyam Gohil, Yaana Mbugua, Ryan Pasta and Ashika Varia.

 Coastweek -- Relationship Manager, Elsie Karanja of CfC Stanbic Bank awards trophies to the top three girls swimming team [left] and the top three boys swimming team [right]. The Aga Khan Academy took first place, Oshwal Academy Mombasa second and Dolphins Swim Club took third in the Open Junior Swimming Championship. Coastweek — Relationship Manager, Elsie Karanja of CfC Stanbic Bank awards trophies to the top three girls swimming team [left] and the top three boys swimming team [right]. The Aga Khan Academy took first place, Oshwal Academy Mombasa second and Dolphins Swim Club took third in the Open Junior Swimming Championship.

Coast Amateur Swimming Association (CASA) was proud to have CfC Stanbic Bank on board as their sole sponsor in their Open Junior Swimming Championships which concluded last weekend at the Aga Khan Academy Pool, Mombasa.

Via Aga Khan Swimmers Take The Lead In The Open Junior Championships


Subscribe Ismailimail Newsletter Be the First to Know – Join Ismailimail

Get breaking news related to the…

View original post 34 more words

Advertisements

The Economist | Aga Khan Museum: The Riches of the Islamic World


Ismailimail

The fourth Aga Khan, now 77, was a young prince when he entered Harvard University. “It was extraordinary,” he recalls. “That whole year in Humanities I, the Islamic world was totally absent, zero.” This is the first museum created by the global development network he later formed, and it sets out to illustrate the richness and diversity of Islamic cultures.

Park facing exterior of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. The museum opened in September 2014 and is the first in North America dedicated to showcasing Muslim art and culture. (Photo: Janet Kimber/Aga Khan Museum) Park facing exterior of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. The museum opened in September 2014 and is the first in North America dedicated to showcasing Muslim art and culture. (Photo: Janet Kimber/Aga Khan Museum)

View original post 447 more words

Salim Nensi Photographs: Fall @ Aga Khan Museum


Ismailimail

With kind permission.

AKM - Salim Nensi - Fall

Fall Season arrives at Aga Khan Museum & Ismaili Centre - Park
Fall Season arrives at Aga Khan Museum & Ismaili Centre - Park
Fall Season arrives at Aga Khan Museum & Ismaili Centre - Park
Fall Season arrives at Aga Khan Museum & Ismaili Centre - Park

Salim Nensi continues to inspires us with frequently sharing his collection of pictures of the Aga Khan Museum, the Ismaili Centre, Toronto and it’s unifying Aga Khan Park.

More photographs here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/salimnensi


Subscribe Ismailimail Newsletter Be the First to Know – Join Ismailimail

Get breaking news related to the Ismaili Imamat, the Noorani Family, the world wide Ismaili Jamat and all their endeavors and successes.

Learn how to subscribe and join 17,000 + other amazing people – Subscribe now!


Photography: Aga Khan Museum & Ismaili Centre, Toronto

Keith Sutherland Photography: Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

Dale Roddick Photography: Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

Tony Mo Photography: Aga Khan Museum & Ismaili Centre, Toronto

Riley Snelling Photography: Aga Khan Museum & Ismaili Centre, Toronto

Zahra Virji Photography: Aga Khan Museum & Ismaili Centre, Toronto

Salim Nensi Photography: Crescent Moon & Ismaili Centre, Toronto

Alvin Tse Photography: Aga Khan Museum & Ismaili Centre, Toronto

Al-Karim Walli Photographs: Aga Khan Campus, Toronto

Mohammad N. Miraly Photographs: Aga Khan Museum & Ismaili Centre, Toronto

Jack Landau Photography: Ribbon-cutting day at the Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre in Toronto

AKDN Photographs & Press Release on the Opening ceremony of the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

Discovering Ismaili Centre, Toronto: An Architectural and Engineering Gem


Recently Featured at Ismailimail:







View original post

Women & Leadership | Synergy: AKF Projects Empower Women – Tajik Women Teach Afghan Women Life Skills


Ismailimail

In 2012 and 2013, as many as 410 women from Darwaz, Afghanistan, learned various house-keeping and business skills from women in neighbouring Darvoz, Tajikistan. The programme is supported by the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and has financial backing from international institutions.

Tajik women teach veiled Afghan women how to bake traditional bread in a tandoor oven in Darvoz, Tajikistan, in June. [Central Asia Online/Nadin Bahrom] Tajik women teach veiled Afghan women how to bake traditional bread in a tandoor oven in Darvoz, Tajikistan.
[Central Asia Online/Nadin Bahrom] DARVOZ DISTRICT, Tajikistan – Separated by the Panj River and the vagaries of history, women from the Tajik and Afghan halves of the historic Darvaz region are coming together through the learning and teaching of valuable skills.

Until the 19th century Darvaz was an independent principality, but today the region is divided between Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan, and the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO), Tajikistan. More than 30,000 people live in Darwaz District, Afghanistan, while more than 20,000 inhabit Darvoz District on the Tajik side of the border.

Now…

View original post 152 more words

Women & Leadership | Retrospection & Commendation | All of Pakistan is proud of Samina Baig


Ismailimail

In 2010 Baig became the first person to scale the 6,000-metre Chashkin Sar peak in northern Pakistan and the mountain is now named “Samina Peak” in her honour.

In May 2013, Samina Baig became the first women from Pakistan to reach the summit of Mount Everest and in the following eight months she broke additional records to became the first Pakistani woman to climb the seven highest peaks in seven continents (7 Summits).

Samina Baig with brother Mirza Ali Samina Baig with brother Mirza Ali



PublishedMay 20, 2013 08:52pm

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday congratulated Samina Baig on becoming the first woman from the country to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

The 22-year-old Baig, from the small town of Shimshal in the Hunza valley in Pakistan’s mountainous north, scaled the 8,848 metre (29,029 feet) peak early on Sunday after a gruelling expedition in rough weather.

“She is a brave girl who summited the peak and…

View original post 189 more words

Women & Leadership | Nurjehan Mawani, Diplomatic Representative of His Highness the Aga Khan to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan


Ismailimail

AKDN Statement at the “Heart of Asia” Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan in Beijing, China

Mrs. Nurjehan Mawani, Diplomatic Representative of His Highness the Aga Khan Mrs. Nurjehan Mawani,
Diplomatic Representative of
His Highness the Aga Khan

Delivered by Mrs. Nurjehan Mawani, Diplomatic Representative of His Highness the Aga Khan to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Honoured Co-Chairs, Excellencies Mr. Wang Yi and Mr. Zarar Ahmad Osmani,
Excellencies,
Honoured colleagues,

On behalf of His Highness the Aga Khan and the Aga Khan Development Network, allow me to extend my sincere appreciation to the People’s Republic of China for hosting this fourth Ministerial meeting of the Istanbul Process and for the gracious hospitality extended to us.

AKDN joins the Heart of Asia countries and supporting organizations in congratulating Afghanistan for the successful conclusion of the elections and the establishment of the National Unity Government. It is our hope and prayer that Afghanistan’s progress is marked by peace, stability and prosperity.

Mr. Chairman, AKDN…

View original post 928 more words

Women & Leadership | Canada’s 19th Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Kim Campbell speaks at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby


Ismailimail

Last night at the Ismaili Centre, Burnaby the Right Honourable Kim Campbell shared her thoughts on the role of Women engaging as Leaders in building civil societies. Drawing on her long and distinguished service at all level of government in Canada in addition to her influential role in academia and global think tanks, she encouraged women to share their expertise, knowledge and wisdom in shaping the complex world we live in. Her advice resonated equally well with men as she shared global trends where more that 75% of household consumer decisions where affected by women –  the message: more opportunities for women leaders in the boardrooms to bring forth pragmatic women-inspired family-centric wisdom.

IC-B Lecture - Canada’s 19th PM Kim Campbell - QnA

In her engaging lecture and the follow-up question and answer session, she shared some of the challenges that she had faced during her tenure as the Prime Minister of Canada, joking about also being the first female…

View original post 573 more words