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Aga Khan partners with EU to aid education crippled by COVID-19 2021-09-04

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www.ntv.co.ug NV

The fight against the coronavirus disease in Uganda has crippled the education sector, mainly early childhood development among others in relation to social and economic issues. Today, the Aga Khan development network, in partnership with European Union, have launched a 9.3 million euro East African regional fund to counter this challenge.

100 schools to benefit from Aga Khan project 2021-05-26

Pupils of St Peters Primary School, Katwe, Kampala, attend lessons at the school on March 10, 2020. PHOTO/JAMES KABENGWA.
Source: 
Daily Monitor Uganda

The Schools2030 project is aimed at empowering schools to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4), aimed at ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education thereby promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. Ms Janat Namatovu, the AKF Schools2030 project coordinator, explained that the project is aimed at supporting teachers through “human centred design thinking” approach.

Aga Khan Foundation, firm launch new health campaign 2021-05-03

Ms Meralyn Mungereza, the country manager for Aga Khan Foundation Uganda (left), looks on as Dr Dinah Nakiganda (centre) receive
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Daily Monitor monitor.co.ug

The Aga Khan Foundation Uganda and Triggerise, a non-profit company that developed the user-centric digital platform, TIKO, have launched a new campaign in Kampala and Arua to increase youth’s access to reproductive health services.

The purpose: empower young people with relevant information to fight unplanned teenage pregnancies.
The new campaign in the two cities is jointly bankrolled by the Aga Khan Foundation UK and Children’s Investment Fund Foundation.

Aga Khan opens Uganda media innovations centre 2021-03-15

Mr Charles Lwanga Auk, the commissioner telecoms and posts at the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance, cuts cake during the la
Source: 
Daily Monitor

The Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications has said the media innovations centre, which was commissioned last Friday, is aimed at shaping the future of the media industry in the country.

In an email response on Friday, Prof Lawrence Pintak, the dean of Graduate School of Media and Communications, said the Media Challenge Initiative Media Hub is a regional project that supports innovators and explores new ideas and opportunities to support the mainstream media transition to the next phase.

Aga-Khan meets with President Museveni of Uganda

Aga-Khan meets with President Museveni of Uganda

Museveni welcomes The Aga Khan to Uganda at State House. PHOTO PPU. The Aga Khan arrived to attend the 55th Uhuru celebrations

Nurses and midwives are the heart of healthcare 2020-01-03

Amin Mawji, OBE, is the Diplomatic Representative of the Aga Khan Development Network based in Kampala.
Source: 
Daily Monitor

“A man who really cares for his patients will soon learn to ask for and appreciate the information of a nurse, who is at once a careful observer and a clear reporter.”

Florence Nightingale’s timeless advice to doctors is as true today as it was when her seminal work “Notes on Nursing” was first published.

Two centuries have now passed since the “lady with the lamp” came into this world to change the face of nursing. Her commitment helped transform nursing from a mostly untrained occupation to a highly skilled medical profession with important responsibilities.

Aga Khan to open modern teaching hospital in Uganda 2020-02-10

Excelled. Students from the Aga Khan University (standing) with the university officials (seated) led by the University Presiden
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Daily Monitor monitor.co.ug

The Aga Khan University (AKU) President, Mr Firoz Rasul, has revealed plans to open up a hospital in Uganda.

The hospital will provide a wide range of international standard medical services in the country.

“The hospital is AKU’s largest capital project in East Africa. It will be a transformative force in the Ugandan healthcare. It will deliver international-quality care in the fields ranging from obstetrics to oncology.

Africa’s strength is her people - Aga Khan 2019-12-10

His Highness The Aga Khan  IV
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The Monitor Uganda

Kampala- The Aga Khan has described Africa as a continent of opportunity and hope.

In a message delivered at the opening session of the Kusi Ideas Festival in Rwanda’s capital Kigali at the weekend, he said Africa’s strength has always been her resilience and innovation even amid challenges.

Aga Khan Ismaili Muslims share Idd with 800 orphans

Charity. Volunteers from the Shia Ismaili National Council for Uganda distribute food to children at Kasangati Orphans Fund Soci
Source: 
Daily Monitor, Uganda www.monitor.co.ug

By STEPHEN OTAGE

Kasangati Orphans Fund Society (KOFS) has said continuing food donations received from the Shai Ismaili Muslim community, who are the followers of His Highness the Aga Khan, has enabled them to feed 800 orphans under their care.

Located in Kawanda, Wakiso District, the orphanage is called Kasangati because it started from there with few children but later relocated to near Kawanda following an increase in the number of orphans sheltering at the orphanage.

Aga Khan, UK lottery to fund PWDs

launch of the project in Uganda, in Kampala yesterday. PHOTO BY KELVIN ATUHAIRE
Source: 
Daily Monitor

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and the National Lottery Community UK have launched $1m (Shs3.7b) fund for building the capacity of disabled persons organisations.
Under the arrangement, AKDN will provide $500,000, while the National Lottery Community UK will provide $505,000.

The two-year programme will be implemented by the Aga Khan Foundation Uganda, Civ-Source, Independent Development Fund and the National Union of Disabled Persons of Uganda (NUDIPU).
While launching the programme yesterday at Hotel Africana in Kampala, Ambassador Amin Mawji OBE, the Diplomatic

Serena ranked 5th among the most loved hotels by Royalty

The outlook of the Kampala Serena Hotel. Courtesy Photos
Source: 
Daily Monitor www.monitor.co.ug.

By Faith Amongin

The Kampala Serena hotel has been ranked 5th among seven most loved hotels by the royalty globally according to CNN Travel.

In a travel guide for those seeking to travel in the “royals ’regal footsteps” CNN listed seven places that have been considered the royals’ favourite when they travel, where Serena takes fifth place globally.

Ismaili volunteers serve orphanage 2019-06-05

Humanitarian aid. Volunteers from the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, also known as the Ismailis, distributing food to orphans at th
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.monitor.co.ug The Monitor

Young Ismaili Muslim volunteers on Saturday distributed, milk, soft drinks and a hearty meal to orphaned and vulnerable Muslim children living at the Kasangati Orphan Fans Society in Kawanda, Wakiso District.

“This work is part of the civil society support and engagement which we carry out in different parts of the country to promote the spirit of humanity as propagated by Islam. Today, we are distributing Iftar dinner for this orphanage, which houses 700 children.

President Museveni, H.H Aga Khan due for the Groundbreaking ceremony of University Hospital

H.H. The Aga Khan is welcomed to State House in Entebbe, Uganda   2017-10-08
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www.mediacentre.go.ug

Monday, May 13, 2019
President Yoweri Museveni has said that he is ready for the ground breaking ceremony for the Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala , Uganda.
The President was yesterday speaking at a meeting he held with the diplomatic representative of the Aga Khan Development Network and a senior executive team from the Aga Khan University Mr. Firoz Rasul at State House Entebbe.
In December 2015, President Museveni and His Highness the Aga Khan laid a brick at the Nakawa site to symbolize the foundation stone-laying for the Aga Khan University Hospital.

Construction of Aga Khan University Hospital commences July 2019

An artistic impression of the new Aga Khan University Hospital. Courtesy photo/ The Agha Khan University Hospital
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New Vision, www.newvision.co.ug

This comes as great news to Ugandans who have waited for the establishment of the ultra-modern hospital in Kampala as a landmark on Uganda’s healthcare system since 2015.

KAMPALA- The long-awaited construction of the Aga Khan University Hospital in Uganda is set to start in July, this year. This is according to Linda Nabusayi, the Press Secretary of President Yoweri Museveni.

Aga Khan partners with government to support education 2019-02-24

The Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Education and Sports, Mr Alex Kakooza (left), exchanges booklets with the AKDN Amin Mawji
Source: 
Daily Monitor, Uganda

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education and Sports to support core areas of the ministry.

The MoU, signed on Friday at the ministry offices in Kampala, will allow AKDN to offer support in early childhood development, teacher training and development, school management, information and communication technology, curriculum and broader policy engagement.

Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Opening ceremony of Wandegeya Mosque, Kampala 1959-09-17

Mowlana Hazar Imam at the opening of a mosque in Kampala  1959-09-17
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Speeches Book II pages 1-4 published by Ismailia Associations for Africa 1964

September 17, 1959

Kampala, Uganda

(Opening of Mosque at Wandegeya –outskirts of Kampala, East Africa)
(Somalis with beaded head-dresses, Arabs and Swahili Shaikhs in their long flowing gowns, Africans wearing red fez, Ismaili Muslims in golden turbans, were part of the large gathering of all races which on 17-9-1959 saw His Royal Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan open the new mosque at Wandegeya on the outskirts of Kampala, (Uganda in East Africa)

KCCA to award Aga Khan with honorary citizenship 2017-06-17

President Yoweri Museveni (left) and His Highness the Aga Khan laying the foundation stone for Bujagali Hydro Power Project, Jin
Source: 
www.newvision.co.ug

His Highness the Aga Khan is set to receive an Honorary Citizenship of Kampala.

The New Vision has learnt that KCCA has resolved to bestow the prestigious award to the Aga Khan during a special council meeting on Monday.

The Honorary citizenship is a status bestowed by a country on a foreign individual whom it considers to be admirable or otherwise worthy of the distinction.

Asked to explain what the award means, KCCA acting director of communication, Peter Kaujju told New Vision that the details will be revealed at a later stage.

Uganda: Kadaga Praises Aga Khan for Preserving Culture

H.H. The Aga Khan arrives in Uganda  2017-10-11
Source: 
allafrica.com, The Monitor

Kampala — The Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, has praised the Aga Khan for preserving works of history and art at a time culture and heritage are being destroyed in other parts of the world.
Speaker Kadaga made the comments during a tour of the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, Canada.

Uganda's High Commissioner there, Ms Joy Ruth Acheng, accompanied the Speaker and other high-level Ugandan officials on a tour of the museum, which is an initiative of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.

Uganda: Govt Hails Planned Aga Khan Hospital Projec

H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at the Ground Breaking Ceremony of the Construction of the Aga Khan University Teaching Hospital
Source: 
allafrica.com

Kampala — The Minister of Health, Dr Jane Aceng, has described the upcoming establishment of an ultra-modern Aga Khan University Hospital in Kampala as a "landmark" on Uganda's healthcare system.

The construction process of the teaching hospital was initiated by His Highness, the Aga Khan, and President Museveni in December 2015 with an aim of offering specialised treatment to Ugandans and patients from neighbouring countries.


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