Published: Sunday, 20 May, 2007, 09:00 AM Doha Time
By Mizan Rahman
DHAKA: Aga Khan Academy, an educational institute, will be established soon in Dhaka to offer quality education to young learners.
The academy, to be set up in an area of about 20 acres of land, will provide education from the play-group to 12 standard.
Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed was apprised of the academy when a delegation of Prince Aga Khan Shia Imami Ismaili Council for Bangladesh called on him at his office in Dhaka recently.
Council president Habib Hirji led the six-member delegation.
Ahmed appreciated the role of the Ismaili community and the Aga Khan Foundation in the social development of Bangladesh and hoped that they will continue their efforts further in sectors like education and healthcare in the days ahead.
The delegation members said the Aga Khan Development Network will be set up in Bangladesh to help boost social development and reduce poverty.
The Aga Khan Foundation is now working to develop the country’s education sector, besides co-operating NGOs in promoting healthcare services, they added.
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the leadership, Prince Aga Khan, leader of the Ismaili community, may pay a visit to Bangladesh, which will be celebrated from July 2007 to July 2008, the delegation informed the chief adviser.