Aga Khan Academy
Wednesday, 2006, September 20 - India: His Highness the Aga Khan spent 4 days in India. He met officials in Dehli, layed the foundation stone of the AgaKhan Academy in Hyderabad, and also met with his followers.
The spiritual leader of the Ismaili sect Prince Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan, founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, visited the Aga Khan Academy here on Friday to review progress of the school.
The Aga Khan was accompanied by his son Prince AlyMuhammed, his daughter Princess Zahra and her children Sara and Iliyan. The visit to the academy allowed the Aga Khan to assess first-hand the progress made since his last visit in September 2013 when the school was formally inaugurated.
"We live in a time of rapid change - change that is often unpredictable and not always positive. My experience with development, as an observer and a practitioner, has led me to the conclusion that the best way to manage change, whether positive or negative, is to prepare for it and that there is no greater form of preparation for change than investments in education.
Speech by His Highness the Aga Khan at the Inauguration Ceremony of The Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad, India 2013-09-20Posted October 14th, 2013 by librarian-hd
Your Excellency, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Shri Kiran Kumar Reddy
Your Excellency, Honourable Union Minister for Human Resources Development, Dr Pallam Raju
Staff and students of the Aga Khan Academies in Mombasa and in Mozambique
Ladies and Gentlemen
It is great joy for me to welcome you on this wonderful occasion. And I want to begin these comments by thanking the Chief Minister for his and his government’s support to the creation of this institution.
This week we travel to outskirts of Hyderabad to interview His Highness The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Ismaili Community and Founder and Chairman of The Aga Khan Development Network. He speaks about how he bridges the east and the west and brings different communities together. He says that the modern world suffers from ignorance rather than civilization. He also speaks about how his academy is devoid of caste, religion and sect. And about how his life changed after the World Trade Centre plane crash in 2001.
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, September 2013 - The Aga Khan Academy in Hyderabad is a new, not-for-profit school situated on a 100-acre campus near the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. It will be inaugurated by the Union Minister of Human Resources and the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan, founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network.
Extract of News Conference by His Highness the Aga Khan
New Dehli, India, 22nd September 2006
H.H. AGA KHAN ENDS WEEK LONG VISIT IN KENYA TO REVIEW PROGRESS OF the A.K.D.N. PROJECTS - 2009-07-29Posted August 1st, 2009 by heritage
Coastweek -- His Highness the Aga Khan, accompanied by his daughter Princess Zahra, ended a week-long visit to Kenya to view progress on various projects of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in the country.
While in Mombasa, the Aga Khan visited the Aga Khan Hospital, Mombasa where he toured some of the Hospital's diagnostic services and specialist clinics.
The Hospital is part of the Aga Khan Health Services (AKHS) with links to the Aga Khan University Hospitals in Nairobi and Karachi, and has grown in recent years, expanding its services and upgrading its facilities.
Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad, 22 September 2006: Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and His Highness the Aga Khan lay the foundation stone of the Aga Khan Academy, Hyderabad. The Academy will be part of an integrated network of schools located in Africa, South and Central Asia, and the Middle East offering girls and boys an international standard of education from pre-primary to upper secondary levels with a rigorous academic and leadership experience.
Dhaka, Bangladesh - 20 May 2008: On a state visit to Bangladesh, His Highness the Aga Khan laid a foundation stone for Bangladesh’s first Aga Khan Academy. 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 schools will use the International Baccalaureate curriculum and admit students on the basis of their academic potential rather than their ability to pay