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DECEMBER 2016
Educating Girls in Science
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

Lucy Mwandawiro   Dr Geoffrey Fisher
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.
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News
Latest News from the Academies

The Aga Khan Academies appoint Dr Graham Ranger as Academic Director
The Aga Khan Academies are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Graham Ranger as Academic Director, with effect from 1 January 2017.
 
IGBC Green Schools platinum rating for AKA Hyderabad
The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad is proud to announce that we were awarded platinum rating certification under the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Green Schools Rating System.
 
Senior School library wins Maktaba Awards
National level library awards competition bestows first place on the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa.

French delegation visits the Aga Khan Academy Maputo
The Academy welcomed visitors from the French Ministry of Education, other French agencies, and the Aga Khan Development Network on 1 December 2016.
 
Innovating in ‘edu-tech’ as a Microsoft Showcase School
As a Microsoft Showcase School, the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad is maximising its potential to revolutionise teaching and learning through deploying personalised technologies.
 
The Canadian High Commissioner to Kenya visits AKA Mombasa
Members of the Academy and Aga Khan Foundation engage with Her Excellency Sara Hradecky during her visit to the school.
 
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.
 
Commemorating Peace Week at the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa
Peace Week celebrations presented a unique opportunity for students to bond over various activities focused on the message of peace and harmony.

Copyright 2016 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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