University of Calgary – engaged in East Africa and Uganda with Aga Khan University

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By Veronica Hoskins

If you could go anywhere in the world to do something you love, what would it be? Would you live with an indigenous family in Mexico? Join in the fight against HIV/AIDS? Or add a little “green” to our world by building a solar home? Ambitious? Definitely. You can find students, faculty, researchers and alumni from the University of Calgary doing this and more in every nook and cranny across the globe. Travel with the U of C family as we go from Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe to learn, help, explore, teach and make footprints in the paths of our future generations.

In partnership with the Aga Khan University, education professor Charlie Webber is working with the Institute of Educational Development—East Africa to improve the quality of education in East Africa by developing course materials and research on educational leadership and management. Faculty in East Africa have full access to the U of C’s online library, which Webber says “is the first step in creating the critical masses needed to help change and improve their education systems.”

The Improving Nursing Education and Practices in East Africa initiative recently received a multimillion-dollar grant from the European Commission to implement actions from a pilot project. Aliyah Mawli, BN’01, and current member of the Faculty of Nursing, was part of this project through her work with the Aga Kahn Foundation in Uganda. Working with local universities and hospitals, the Ministry of Health and World Health Organization, she helped develop solutions to upgrade academic and faculty programs and build capacity to improve health care delivery.

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Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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