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November 2017
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Ensuring proficiency in global and local languages

Language touches every aspect of our lives. It opens doors to other peoples and ideas as well as to one's own culture and community. Recognising this, the Aga Khan Academies have instituted a bilingual programme in each Academy through which students learn in English as well as a national or local language. Bilingual programming presents numerous cognitive benefits, addresses the realities of communicating in today's world, and allows students to maintain the important connections with their home countries and heritage. 

More about the bilingual programme

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Alumni SPOTLIGHT
Advocating for Africa
Ruhi Kamal Manek, an alumna of AKA Mombasa and now at Yale University, wants to help "redefine the way in which the rest of the world views my country, and more particularly the African continent. I want to be an active agent in ensuring that our stories are no longer told for us but by us," she says.

More about Ruhi
  VIDEO FEATURE 
A better world through education 
As part of their 50th anniversary commemoration, the International Baccalaureate featured the Academies and our approach to creating home-grown ethical leaders. This new film details how the Academies work to transform the communities in which they are located through public-mindedness and pluralism.

Watch the video


News
Latest News from the Academies

Aga Khan Academy Dhaka wins award for best ‘Future Education Project’
Designs for the forthcoming Aga Khan Academy in Dhaka, Bangladesh won the award for best ‘Future Education’ project at the World Architecture Festival 2017.
 
Celebrating stories and those who tell them
The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad hosted the 2017 Hyderabad International Baccalaureate PYP Network Literature and Theatre Fest.
 
Focus on language development
Staff at the Aga Khan Academy Maputo spent three days with a language consultant to strengthen their skills in using a translanguaging approach to develop students’ language ability.
 
11th annual Aga Khan Academy Mombasa MUN conference
Seventy students from year 7 to DP1 participated in the Model United Nations conference held at AKA Mombasa, gaining skills as “speakers and knowledge seekers”.
 
Academy educators participate in IB Arts Basecamp
Two staff members from the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad were selected to be part of the International Baccalaureate’s Arts curriculum development team.
 
AKA Mombasa students Walk for Freedom
On 14 October, students from the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa joined tens of thousands of people around the world to fight against human trafficking.
 
New trees for the new campus
Students at the Aga Khan Academy Maputo are studying plant growth using Moringa trees, which are indigenous to the country and fast growing. The donated trees will be planted on the grounds of the Academy’s new campus.


Copyright 2017 by the Aga Khan Academies.

The Aga Khan Academies are an integrated network of day and residential schools dedicated to expanding access to education of an international standard of excellence. Girls and boys, from diverse religious, ethnic and geographical backgrounds, including financial ability, are benefiting from a rigorous academic and leadership experience at the Academies in Mombasa, Kenya, Hyderabad, India and Maputo, Mozambique, and will become part of a learning community of 14,000 students and 2,000 teachers across 14 countries.  

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