About the Aspen Global Leadership Network
The Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) is comprised of highly successful entrepreneurial leaders with a focus on values and sights on creating a better society. In being a part of a global network with access to some of the most talented like-minded individuals around the world and the support of the Aspen Institute, these leaders are able to help each other to become more deliberate and impactful in their efforts to make their communities, societies, and the world a better place. Read More.
50 Great Reads Before 15
With his project 50 Great Reads before 15, Henry Crown Fellow Umair Khan develop a way to “gamify” books and expose kids to great literature. Under the auspices of SecretBuilders, a game world for children, the initiative developed into an online game experience designed to expose kids to great books through play. Each week a great read - from The Odyssey to Huck Finn to Proverbs by Confucius - is spotlighted within SecretBuilders with virtual talk shows, parties, quests, contests, virtual items, and virtual characters, all themed per the highlighted great read. In addition, a mobile game based on each great read is released for iOS, Android, Kindle, and Nook Devices. Umair partnered with Oxford University Press to "gamify" the greatest classics. 50 Great Reads Before 15 is starting to achieve the vision of fostering children’s love of literature at an early age.
Preventing Blindness in Egypt
Amin is working with the Al Noor Magrabi Foundation to reduce the rampant levels of preventable blindness in Egypt with the goal of eradicating it by 2030 by increasing government eye hospitals’ capacity in rural areas. Major surgeries per Egyptian hospital per year are estimated at 200-300. Amin aims to triple that figure. The foundation will act as a catalyst to build on a public-private partnership model to increase capacity through training and technical knowledge. Service delivery at government hospitals will be improved in volume and quality, enabling the targeted communities to achieve a better quality of life and become productive members of society.