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Mawlana Hazar Imam was shown projects of the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) at Boulia village 1992-05-05

Mowlana Hazar Imam pauses to examine embroidery at Boulia Village

1992, May 5: On May 5, Mawlana Hazar Imam was shown projects of the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) at Boulia village and at the Ayesha Abed Foundation by Mr. Fazle Abed, Executive Director of BRAC.

The Aga Khan Foundation is a member of the consortium of international donor agencies funding BRAC and is also an implementing agency for funding to BRAC from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

Canadian envoy impressed by ‘inclusive learning’ facilities at Aga Khan Academy 2022-04-24

UNB Canadian envoy impressed by “inclusive learning” facilities at Aga Khan Academy

Canadian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Dr Lilly Nichols has appreciated the facilities required for “inclusive learning” at the new campus of the Aga Khan Academy, reports UNB.

“When I met the new batch of Aga Khan Academy teachers, I was immediately impressed by their palpable enthusiasm to inspire a new generation of students committed to lifelong learning and global citizenship,” she said while meeting the teachers at the Academy recently.

Ismaili community celebrates first Global Ismaili CIVIC Day by helping others 2021-09-26

Volunteers from the Ismaili Muslim Community in Bangladesh distribute masks to journalists at Dhaka Reporter's Unity on the occa
Dhaka Tribune

Volunteers in Bangladesh distributed facemasks to various frontline workers

The Ismaili Muslim Community in Bangladesh joined tens of thousands of community volunteers from over 30 countries to celebrate the first ever Global Ismaili CIVIC Day on Sunday.

To commemorate the day, the volunteers partnered with 60 civil society and government partners to improve the quality of life in their communities through diverse activities to protect the environment and aid the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a press release.

Master Jury announced for 2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture 2021-09-24

Master Jury announced for 2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Dhaka Tribune

Bangladesh's Professor Kazi Khaleed Ashraf one of the nine jurors

The Aga Khan Award for Architecture has announced the nine-member Master Jury for the 2020-22 cycle. From Bangladesh, Prof Kazi Khaleed Ashraf, Director-General of Bengal Institute for Architecture, has been named as a juror.

Aga Khan Schools to become Aga Khan Academies 2021-08-24

The Aga Khan School in Dhaka, Bangladesh Courtesy
Dhaka Tribune

Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) builds on over three decades of excellence in education in Bangladesh

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) on Saturday said they are in the process of establishing a new centre of educational excellence in Dhaka – The Aga Khan Academy.

This is being done in line with the renewed protocol of cooperation signed between the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and the Bangladesh government.

Aga Khan Academy Dhaka: Educating tomorrow’s leaders 2021-06-18

Visit of Delegation from Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Daily Star

The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is establishing an educational centre of excellence, The Aga Khan Academy, in Dhaka to provide international standard education for students and prepare them for leadership roles in Bangladesh and across the world.

The Aga Khan Academy is located on a 20-acre of land in Bashundhara, which will enroll 750 students with a capacity to expand to 1,200

The academy will start its operation here next year, said officials of AKDN.

Aga Khan National Council, Mission Save Bangladesh to provide aid to underprivileged communities 2020-07-31

The Daily Star

The Aga Khan National Council for Bangladesh has announced its partnership, under the Ismaili CIVIC umbrella, with Mission Save Bangladesh initiative to provide emergency support to underprivileged communities.

In keeping with its longstanding tradition of helping those in need, the Ismaili CIVIC today donated to Mission Save Bangladesh to provide underprivileged people affected by the Covid-19 pandemic with meat, rice and vegetables during the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha, according to a press release issued today.

Aga Khan Gold Cup Golf Tournament begins 2020-01-17

Aga Khan Gold Cup Tournament participants

The prestigious Aga Khan Gold Cup Golf Tournament began amidst fanfare at the lush green and picturesque Kurmitola Golf Course here on Friday.

Admiral AMMM Aurangzeb Chowdhury, Chief of Naval Staff, Bangladesh Navy, was the chief guest at the opening function in the morning, said a press release.



Prince Amyn Aga Khan presents his credentials as the new Representative in Bangladesh


Aga Khan Gold Cup Golf Tournament begins 2019-01-11

Guests at Aga Khan Gold Cup Golf Tournament-2019 inauguration ceremony at the Kurmitola Golf Course on Friday, Jan 11, 2019. Pho
unb.com.bd united news of Bangladesh

Dhaka, Jan 11 (UNB) – The prestigious Aga Khan Gold Cup Golf Tournament-2019 got off to a fine start amidst a lot of fanfare at the Kurmitola Golf Course on Friday morning.

Air Chief Marshal Masihuzzaman Serniabat officially inaugurated the ceremony as chief guest by teeing off in the morning at 7am.

Speech by Hazar Imam at the Lunch given by Industrial Promotion and Development Company

Hazar Imam in 1983 visit to Pakistan  1983-01-06

Honourable Minister,
Your Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is a great pleasure for me to be here today among such distinguished representatives of Government of international agencies and of business. We have been particularly fortunate to listen to both the Minister for Industries and Commerce, the Honourable Mr Shafiula Azam, and to Dr Hans Wuttke, the Executive Vice President of the International Finance Corporation, who is so closely associated with development projects in many parts of the Third World.

Aga Khan School Dhaka celebrates 30 years of education

The Aga Khan School in Dhaka has celebrated ‘30 Years of Excellence’ in education bringing together its current and former stude

The Aga Khan School Dhaka was established in 1988 with only 25 students and seven teachers, and was headed by a principal.

Today the student body has grown to over 1,200 students with 200 teachers and staff, the Aga Khan Education Service in Bangladesh said on Monday.

“The rich school life is balanced by the equally strong commitment to academic pursuits, built on a rigorous curriculum that challenges students to engage in new learning opportunities, from the IB-Primary Years Program in the Junior section to the CIE and IBDP curricula in the Senior section.”

Aga Khan Academy to enter final phase, with construction begins this year

Hazar Imam in Bangladesh to lay the foundation of the Aga Khan Academy in Dacca  2008-05-20

The Academy in Dhaka will eventually be part of a network of 18 centres of educational excellence in a total of 14 countries across Africa, Central and South Asia and the Middle East.

The Aga Khan laid a foundation stone for Bangladesh’s first Aga Khan Academy on May 20, 2008, during his Dhaka visit.

The schools will use the International Baccalaureate curriculum and admit students on the basis of their academic potential rather than their ability to pay.

Aga Khan Academy Dhaka wins award for best ‘Future Education Project’

Concept art of the Aga Khan Academy planned for construction in Dhaka in 2018 CourtesY

Pegged to be situated on a 20-acre site near the centre of Dhaka, the academy’s plan draws inspiration from historic educational institutions

Designs for the Aga Khan Academy Dhaka (a state-of-the-art,1200-student residential school planned for the capital) won the award for best ‘Future Education’ project at the World Architecture Festival 2017, held from November 15-17 in Berlin, Germany.

The award recognises the excellence of the school’s design as well as the project’s intention to generate a positive social impact.

Princess Zahra reviews redevelopment of Prince Aly Khan Hospital in Mumbai 2014-06-03

School children greet Princess Zahra at the Aga Khan School, Dhaka. Photo: Saad Bin Hossain

Princess Zahra visited India and Bangladesh in June to review progress in the redevelopment of Prince Aly Khan Hospital and the surrounding Aga Hall estate, and to take part in celebrating the silver jubilee of the Aga Khan School in Dhaka.

Aga Khan arrives in Dhaka 2013-09-16


Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of the 15 million Shia Ismaili Muslims, arrived in Dhaka on Monday morning on a two-day visit.
Foreign minister Dipu Moni received him at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on his arrival by private a jet to a red carpet reception.

From there, he will go to the National Memorial in Savar to pay respects to the Liberation War heroes, a foreign ministry official says.

The Aga Khan is also the founder and Chairperson of the Aga Khan Development Network, one of the largest private development groups in the world.

Govt working to empower people Says CA at banquet for Aga Khan 2008-05-20


Chief Adviser (CA) Fakhruddin Ahmed last night said his government is working relentlessly and uncompromisingly to empower people and ensure their right to choose their representatives without fear or intimidation.

Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed accompanies Prince Karim Aga Khan

Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed accompanies Prince Karim Aga Khan

Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed accompanies Prince Karim Aga Khan as he exchanges greetings with representatives of the Ismaili community in Bangladesh at Zia International Airport on his arrival on a 4-state day visit. Photo: STAR

H.H. Prince Karim Aga Khan IV

Prince Aga Khan due today 2008-05-18

Prince Karim Aga Khan shakes hands with President Iajuddin Ahmed during a courtesy call at the Bangabhaban yesterday.Photo: PID

Prince Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, arrives Dhaka today on a four-day state visit.

Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed will receive him at Zia International airport.

Price Aga Khan's visit marks the golden jubilee of his Imamat. He became the Imam on July 11, 1957 at the age of 20, succeeding his grandfather, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan.

Prince Aga Khan will call on President Iajuddin Ahmed, Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed and hold meetings with several advisers.

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