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In July 2013, 64 students with roots in 13 countries gathered at the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa to participate in Global Encounters, the first summer programme of its kind for Ismaili youth from around the world. Students engaged with pressing issues in global development, contended with real-world challenges, broadened their world views, built new friendships, and nurtured a sense of self-discovery.
The Great ShakeOut is an annual drill that teaches people around the world how to protect themselves in the event of an earthquake. The Aga Khan Development Network, which has been participating in the ShakeOut drill since 2011, drew more than 168 000 particpants last year, teaching them to DROP, COVER and HOLD ON when the earth begins to tremble.
Knowing how to correctly respond during an earthquake can save your life or prevent major injury:
1. DROP to the ground.
2. Take COVER under a table or something sturdy and move away from windows or other hazards.
3. HOLD ON until the shaking stops.
Mumbai, 28 September 2013 — Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 11-day visit to India drew to a close today. During the visit, which included a ceremony marking the restoration of Humayun’s Tomb and the inauguration of the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad, the Imam met with senior government leaders at the national and state levels. Hazar Imam also devoted a considerable amount of time to meeting with the Jamat of Western India, who gathered at Hasanabad Jamatkhana.
The recently inaugurated Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad is one of the few schools in India to combine a rigorous academic programme with a rich array of co-curricular activities on a state-of-the-art residential campus. It also benefits from being part of a global network of Academies for which shared values and pluralistic ethos are an inspiration to the school’s students.
Delhi, 18 September 2013 — The restoration of the 16th century garden tomb of the Mughal emperor Humayun was inaugurated in Delhi today. Mawlana Hazar Imam, the Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh, the Minister of Culture, Chandresh Kumari Katoch, and Chairman Ratan Tata of the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust presided over the ceremony together, a reflection of the public-private partnership that was pivotal to the project’s success.
Around the world
- Jamat and AKDN team up in response to flooding in Mozambique •
- Aga Khan Trust for Culture to revitalise Nairobi City Park •
- Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in Nairobi
- Mawlana Hazar Imam arrives in India; visits Sundar Nursery •
- Mawlana Hazar Imam departs Bangladesh •
- Mawlana Hazar Imam signs AKDN protocol agreement with Bangladesh
- Ismaili Centre, Dubai hosts dialogue on social entrepreneurship •
- RAYS OF LIGHT radiates at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai •
- RAYS OF LIGHT to arrive at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai later this month
- Video: Aga Khan Award for Architecture reflective of Portuguese ‘world awareness’ says Mawlana Hazar Imam •
- Mawlana Hazar Imam in Lisbon for the 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture •
- Sustainability over spectacle: The Aga Khan Award for Architecture (Part 2)