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His Highness The Aga Khan

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His Highness The Aga Khan His Highness the Aga Khan became Imam (spiritual leader) of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims on July 11, 1957 at the age of 20, succeeding his grandfather, Sir Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan. Son of Prince Aly Khan and Princess Tajuddawlah Aly Khan, the Aga Khan was born on December 13, 1936, in Geneva. He spent his early childhood in Nairobi, Kenya, and then attended Le Rosey School in Switzerland for nine years. He graduated from Harvard University in 1959 with a BA Honors Degree in Islamic history. AKDN The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is a group of development agencies with mandates that include the environment, health, education, architecture, culture, microfinance, rural development, disaster reduction, the promotion of private-sector enterprise and the revitalisation of historic cities. AKDN agencies conduct their programmes without regard to faith, origin or gender. Karim Aga Khan AKDN Agencies The agencies under AKDN include the following;
AKA Aga Khan Academies
AKAM Aga Khan Agency for Microfinance
AKES Aga Khan Education Services
AKF Aga Khan Foundation
AKFED Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development
AKHS Aga Khan Health Services
AKPBS Aga Khan Planning and Building Services
AKTC Aga Khan Trust for Culture
AKU Aga Khan University
FOCUS Focus Humanitarian Assistance
UCA University of Central Asia Due to open in 2013, the Aga Khan Museum will be a permanent institution with an international scope and mission. It is dedicated to the collection, research, preservation and display of works of art, objects and artefacts of artistic, cultural and historical significance from various periods and geographic areas of the Muslim world The Aga Khan Museum The Global Centre for Pluralism is a major new international centre for research, education and exchange about the values, practices and policies that underpin pluralist societies. Drawing inspiration from the Canadian experience, the centre will function as a global repository and source for knowledge about fostering pluralistic values, policies, and practices. It will undertake research, deliver programmes, facilitate dialogue, develop pedagogical materials and work with civil society partners worldwide to build the capacities of individuals, groups, educational institutions and governments to promote indigenous approaches to pluralism in their own countries and communities. It will work with countries to nurture successful civil societies in which every citizen, irrespective of cultural, religious or ethnic differences, is able to realize his or her full potential. Building of Pluralism - Canada His Highness The Aga Khan focuses on the developement of his spiritual murids (children). AKDN, an organization that runs through Aga Khan, helps promote safety, education, shelter and basic life necessities. With agencies all over the world, he has built; schools, hospitals, buildings (such as hotels), museums, plurilism buildings.
Delegation building - built in Ottawa is a builing that helps The Aga Khan connect with others in Canada. They hold meetings and brainstorm ideas for the future. Firmans His Highness the Aga Khan (Mowlana Hazar Imam)
sends us guiding speeches to us, called Firmans. In Almost all his Firmans, he talks about these topics; Unity, plurilism, diversity, respect, acceptance, the elderly, accomplishments, age, volunteering, time and knowledge, the power of education, balance between the material world and spiritual world, the use of alcohol and drugs, modern society, nature etc...
He guides us on the right path. We are thaught to keep an open mind and not to discriminate against the poor, rich, big, small, black, white, tall or short... we are taught to treat everyone to same, no one has the right to kill, to affend, to judge or to discriminate... Yet we ALL do it. His Highness The Aga Khan is my Model citizen because I look up to him for guidance and through his work, we as people have a better place to call our home. He spends millions of dollars building schools, hospitals... etc. to better the life of the 6 billion people who live on Earth. This is why he is my Model citizen.
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