FEATURE STORY Girls using science to help their communities
The girls in Mwalukombe school's science club are taking their classroom learning a step further to help improve living conditions in their community. Knowing that contaminated surface water is causing sickness, the girls are using their science knowledge to design a water filter to increase access to clean drinking water. This initiative is part of Educating Girls in Science (EGIS) – an outreach programme run by the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa. Through EGIS, girls at Kenyan schools are developing positive attitudes toward science and learning skills to improve their quality of life. More about EGIS
TEACHER SPOTLIGHT An inspiring chemist Lucy Mwandawiro has been a chemistry teacher at AKA Mombasa for 11 years. During that time she has gained experience in many areas, such as her involvement with the Educating Girls in Science project and her role as a dorm parent in the residences. Here, she shares some insights about her journey at the Academy. More about Lucy
Interview Stewardship and service
“Education is the only force available in the modern world that can create and sustain social change,” affirms Dr Geoffrey Fisher, Head of the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad. In a feature interview with the education magazine Mentor, he shares his views about education, the Academy and creating positive change in the world. Find out more
Mental Health Awareness Week @ the Academy
The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad is taking steps towards redefining what we mean by student health and exploring psychological, emotional, and social well-being more widely.
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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